from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of proscribing; prohibition.
- n. The condition of having been proscribed; outlawry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A prohibition.
- n. Decree of condemnation toward one or more persons, especially in the Roman antiquity.
- n. The act of proscribing, or its result.
- n. A decree or law that prohibits.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of proscribing; a dooming to death or exile; outlawry; specifically, among the ancient Romans, the public offer of a reward for the head of a political enemy.
- n. The state of being proscribed; denunciation; interdiction; prohibition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of proscribing; outlawry; denunciation; prohibition; exclusion; specifically, the dooming of citizens to death as public enemies, and the confiscation of their goods.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
- n. a decree that prohibits something
I actually intended “enormity” in this post to evoke primarily a sense of size and then to also take advantage of the secondary meaning to suggest that the proscription is bad; it’s easier to replace the word with “immensity” than with “wickedness” in my sentence.
Unless, and I’m only going out on a limb here, your proscription is totally arbitrary.
She spoke about "Hallal" food proscription, which is the equivalent of Jewish "Kosher" food law.
Is it "proscription" in saying to another man, "I will not vote for you?"
A terrible list of victims, called the "proscription," because it was posted up in the forum, was prepared.
There was virtually no moral or legal proscription against drinking until after the War of Independence.
If I were to speculate on the shellfish and scavengers, I would tend to cite the same reasons for the proscription.
The entire proscription against eating pork was explained to me by a Muslim fellow I teach at school with.
Current Government policy was the worst proscription for Middle Class squeeze.
The proscription for economic stimilus under the current economic situation becomes emplacement of a two (2%) percent tariff, reemplacement of Corporate and Business taxes, and sharp reduction of Government expenditure (I live for the day when this expenditure is less than 14.3% of GDP).