Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A proscription; a prohibition; an interdict.
  • n. One who is proscribed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A proscription; a prohibition; an interdict.
  • n. One who is proscribed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A proscribed person.
  • n. A prohibition; an interdict.

Etymologies

See proscribe. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And The Old Oak Chest, what was it all about? that proscript (1st dress), that prodigious number of banditti, that old woman with the broom, and the magnificent kitchen in the third act (was it in the third?) — they are all fallen in a deliquium, swim faintly in my brain, and mix and vanish.

    Memories and Portraits

  • Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

    Hello Whatever I Will Call It

  • Of course the circumspection of suspicious swains had never gone the length of making her a social proscript; for the number of those whose hearts, as they approached her, beat only just fast enough to remind them they had heads as well, had kept her unacquainted with the supreme disciplines of her sex and age.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • On the other hand, a million times the personal merit of Reeves combined with his own could have availed Douglass absolutely nothing in the United States, legal and social proscript that he was, with public opinion generally on the side of the laws and usages against him.

    West Indian Fables by James Anthony Froude Explained by J. J. Thomas

  • Of course the circumspection of the local youth had never gone the length of making her a social proscript; for the proportion of those whose hearts, as they approached her, beat only just fast enough to make it a sensible pleasure was sufficient to redeem her maidenly career from failure.

    Chapter IV

  • 'Every one was eager to see the illustrious proscript, who complained of being made a daily show, "like Sancho Panza in his island of Barataria."

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • Of course the circumspection of suspicious swains had never gone the length of making her a social proscript; for the number of those whose hearts, as they approached her, beat only just fast enough to remind them they had heads as well, had kept her unacquainted with the supreme discipline of her sex and age.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • The proscript has plenty of leisure to write his proclamations and even his memoirs, and I believe he has organs in which they are published; but the only noise he makes in the world is the harmless splash of his oars.

    Italian Hours

  • The daughter of a political proscript who had but just escaped, by the legend, being seized in his bed on the terrible night of the

    A Small Boy and Others

  • The civil power, in its crusade against man - eating, has had to examine one after another all Marquesan arts and pleasures, has found them one after another tainted with a cannibal element, and one after another has placed them on the proscript list.

    In the South Seas

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