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Prohibitory meaning

prohibitory - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Tending to prohibit, forbid, or exclude; implying prohibition; forbidding; as, a prohibitory law; a prohibitory price.
  2. 2. Serving to forbid.

prohibitory - examples of usage

  1. It is true also that he supported with all his might the commercial clauses of the Treaty of Utrecht, which sought to abolish the prohibitory duties on our trade with France. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. Finally, in order to protect British farmers and their landlords, corn- laws were enacted, putting a prohibitory tariff on all kinds of grain and other farm produce shipped from the colonies to ports in Great Britain. - "The War of Independence", John Fiske.
  3. Henceforth all molasses from the French islands must either pay the prohibitory duty or be seized without ceremony. - "The War of Independence", John Fiske.
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