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[proh-hib-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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  1. prohibitive.
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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
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Related Words

antagonistic, confining, opposed, prohibitive, prohibitory

Examples from the Web for prohibitory

Historical Examples

  • We seldom hear the word, because there is a prohibitory proverb, "Never say die."

    The Devil's Dictionary

    Ambrose Bierce

  • Do they make no appeal for immediate, energetic and prohibitory legislation?

  • Trains are slow, and rates often so high as to be prohibitory.

    The Railroad Question

    William Larrabee

  • But this is the restrictive or prohibitory system in its simplest form.

  • It is conceded on all hands that the Prohibitory law is also beaten.