Proscribe definition

prō-skrīb
To denounce or forbid the practice, use, etc. of; interdict.
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To proscribe is to make something illegal, or to forbid something to be done, or to banish someone for wrongdoing.

When the legislature passes a law banning the use of marijuana, this is an example of a time when it proscribes the use of marijuana.

When a religion forbids a specific practice by its believers, this is an example of a proscribe by the religion.

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To prohibit; forbid.

Foods that are proscribed by religious dietary laws.

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To denounce or condemn.
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To banish or outlaw (a person).
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To publish the name of (a person) as outlawed.
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To prohibit; forbid.

Foods that are proscribed by religious dietary laws.

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To denounce or condemn.
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To banish or outlaw (a person).
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To publish the name of (a person) as outlawed.
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To banish; exile.
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I'm going to ignore the law because they proscribed it against the majority's wishes and against the advice of the experts.

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In ancient Rome, to publish the name of (a person) condemned to death, banishment, etc.
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To deprive of the protection of the law; outlaw.
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Origin of proscribe

  • Middle English proscriben from Latin prōscrībere to put up someone's name as outlawed prō- in front pro–1 scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English proscriben from Latin prōscrībere to put up someone's name as outlawed prō- in front pro–1 scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition