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

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Examples of prohibitory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alabama officials say that prohibitory language does not apply to the category of expenditures the state is using for the prisons. Mike Cason |, al, 7 Jan. 2022 Lawyers are seeking a prohibitory order against the execution at a hearing on Monday, having exhausted all other legal appeals. Helen Regan, CNN, 8 Nov. 2021 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, 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, 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 26 May. 2022.

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