prohibitory

[ proh-hib-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ proʊˈhɪb ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

Origin of prohibitory

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

OTHER WORDS FROM prohibitory

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prohibitory

prohibitive prohibitory
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