I encountered the word prohibited in some software documentation and am curious if this is an example of a double negative:
Prohibit requests for PROHIBITED parts
(This is an option in a piece of software; names omitted to protect the guilty.)
I found the wording confusing, though it sorta makes sense because I know that "PROHIBITED" is a type of status for parts in this system. I'm mostly curious from an educational POV.
Question: Is prohibit a negative word?
(This word must've been invented by a Marketing department: "because disallow sounds too negative!")
Follow-up question #1: Is there a better term for negative word in this context?
Follow-up question #2: Is there a[n exhaustive] list of negative words, or a guideline for identifying words as such?
By negative word I mean words such as not and no, and that can result in double negatives when used in a sentence.