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 (prō-hĭb′ĭ-tĭv) also pro·hib·i·to·ry (-tôr′ē)
1. Prohibiting; forbidding: took prohibitive measures.
2. So high or burdensome as to discourage purchase or use: prohibitive prices.
3. So likely to win as to discourage competition: the prohibitive favorite to win the nomination.

pro·hib′i·tive·ly adv.
pro·hib′i·tive·ness n.
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(proʊˈhɪb ɪ tɪv)

1. serving to prohibit or forbid something.
2. sufficing to prevent the use, purchase, etc., of something: prohibitive prices.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin]
pro•hib′i•tive•ly, adv.
pro•hib′i•tive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prohibitory - tending to discourage (especially of prices); "the price was prohibitive"
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder
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[prəˈhɪbɪtərɪ] ADJprohibitorio
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References in classic literature ?
In many places they even have what may be called prohibitory reasons.
It is remarkable, that even in the two States which seem to have meditated an interdiction of military establishments in time of peace, the mode of expression made use of is rather cautionary than prohibitory. It is not said, that standing armies SHALL NOT BE kept up, but that they OUGHT NOT to be kept up, in time of peace.
It ought to be considered as a great point gained in favor of humanity, that a period of twenty years may terminate forever, within these States, a traffic which has so long and so loudly upbraided the barbarism of modern policy; that within that period, it will receive a considerable discouragement from the federal government, and may be totally abolished, by a concurrence of the few States which continue the unnatural traffic, in the prohibitory example which has been given by so great a majority of the Union.
His one excuse for setting that prohibitory sentence at defiance rested on the assumption that his father was actually dying.
The Northwest Company were now in complete occupation of the Columbia River, and its chief tributary streams, holding the posts which he had established, and carrying on a trade throughout the neighboring region, in defiance of the prohibitory law of Congress, which, in effect, was a dead letter beyond the mountains.
Summary: Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept 2 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal on Monday said that around 93 per cent of J&K and Ladakh are free from any prohibitory orders now.
Occupied Kashmir has been under an unprecedented curfew and prohibitory orders banning large gatherings since August 4 - a day before the Indian government announced that it has withdrawn special status for the territory and will bifurcate it into two union territories.
A working group constituted by the KP Child Protection and Welfare Commission continued to discuss the issue of prohibitory age of a male and female in the proposed law and finally it came to conclusion that the prohibitory age of marriage for both male and female should be 18 years.
Authorities closed schools and enforced prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Meanwhile, while kicking off the drive to get implemented the state prohibitory orders of imposition of ban on production, sale and use of the non-degradable plastic shopping bags, a high-power team of the environmentalist officials of the EPA AJK led by their top bass - DG Raja Mohammad Razzaque Khan Wednesday visited the markets in the State's metropolis to review the prevailing level of sale and use of the environment-friendly degradable shopping bags - besides to persuade the shopkeepers to shift from anti-environment plastic bags to the environment-friendly degradable shopping bags - after the imposition of ban on production, sale and use of the anti-human and anti-environment plastic shopping bags.
An official proclamation released to the media on Friday by the State food authority said that the prohibitory orders will be implemented with immediate effect.
'Any violation of the foregoing prohibitory rule will be strictly and severely dealt with to the extent allowed by existing laws, rules and regulations,' it added.