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prohibitory

[proh-hib-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /proʊˈhɪb ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin prohibitōrius restraining. See prohibit, -tory1
Related forms
prohibitorily, adverb
nonprohibitorily, adverb
nonprohibitory, adjective
Can be confused
prohibitive, prohibitory.
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Examples for prohibitory
  • Whatever is done in contravention of a prohibitory law is void, although the nullity be not formally directed.
  • The head of the facility, or designee, shall have authority to post signs of a prohibitory and directory nature.
British Dictionary definitions for prohibitory

prohibitive

/prəˈhɪbɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
prohibiting or tending to prohibit
2.
(esp of prices) tending or designed to discourage sale or purchase
Derived Forms
prohibitively, adverb
prohibitiveness, noun
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