Definition of prohibitory in English:

prohibitory

adjective

  • See prohibit

    • ‘I would emphasise that this is not an argument for prohibitory laws or legally enforced censorship.’
    • ‘Without strong prohibitory measures, this diabolic spirit disseminated by television channels cannot be done away with.’
    • ‘Nearly 206 years ago, the British regime issued the first prohibitory orders against shooting birds.’
    • ‘I would also like to commend the Peak for publishing it amid a sea of prohibitory contravention.’
    • ‘They might not bring in totally restrictive and prohibitory provisions because they know the Minister will not approve them anyway.’

Pronunciation

prohibitory

/prə(ʊ)ˈhɪbɪtəri/