proscription

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of proscribing; prohibition.
  • noun The condition of having been proscribed; outlawry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The state of being proscribed; denunciation; interdiction; prohibition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A prohibition.
  • noun history Decree of condemnation toward one or more persons, especially in the Roman antiquity.
  • noun The act of proscribing, or its result.
  • noun A decree or law that prohibits.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
  • noun a decree that prohibits something

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English proscripcion, from Latin prōscrīptiō, prōscrīptiōn-, public notice of outlawry, from prōscrīptus, past participle of prōscrībere, to proscribe; see proscribe.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English proscripcion, from Latin prōscrīptiō, from prōscrībō (originally "publish in writing"), from prō- and scrībō ("write").

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