pro·​hib·​i·​to·​ry | \ prō-ˈhi-bə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce prohibitory (audio) , prə- \

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Recent Examples on the Web For instance, Florida’s contracts with New Mexico State, South Alabama and Eastern Washington – with guarantees totaling nearly $3.5 million – say that the agreement can be voided by order of a prohibitory body, which includes the SEC. Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY, "With SEC football moving to conference-only schedule, millions in guaranteed payments in limbo," 31 July 2020 To tackle any law and order situation, the region has been put under a heavy security cover, with prohibitory orders in place against public assembly. Washington Post, "Q&A: India’s change to disputed Kashmir’s status," 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of prohibitory

1565, in the meaning defined above

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“Prohibitory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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