Definition of prohibitory:
83. They were permitted to enact ordinances " for the good government of the colony," but they were forbidden to impose taxes, except for local purposes; and they were ordered to state " distinctly and particularly in the body" of every law the purposes to which the tax should be applied; and thus to prevent the evasion of the prohibitory clause intended to protect the subject.- "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
- "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
Although the matter is complicated by exclusive concessions by Uruguay and Brazil to foreign companies, there is strong hope that a good understanding will be reached and that the important channels of commercial communication between the United States and the Atlantic cities of South America may be freed from an almost prohibitory discrimination.- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.