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 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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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