[proh-hib-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]


Nearby words

  1. prohibit,
  2. prohibition,
  3. prohibition party,
  4. prohibitionist,
  5. prohibitive,
  6. prohormone,
  7. proinsulin,
  8. project,
  9. project note,
  10. projected

Origin of prohibitory

First recorded in 1585–95, prohibitory is from the Latin word prohibitōrius restraining. See prohibit, -tory1

Related formspro·hib·i·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·pro·hib·i·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·pro·hib·i·to·ry, adjective

Can be confusedprohibitive prohibitory Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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