Proscription meaning

prō-skrĭpshən
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The act of proscribing; prohibition.
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The condition of having been proscribed; outlawry.
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Prohibition or interdiction.
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(history) Decree of condemnation toward one or more persons, especially in the Roman antiquity.
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A decree or law that prohibits.
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A proscribing or being proscribed.
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The act of proscribing, or its result.
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Origin of proscription

  • Middle English proscripcion from Latin prōscrīptiō prōscrīptiōn- public notice of outlawry from prōscrīptus past participle of prōscrībere to proscribe proscribe

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

  • Middle English proscripcion, from Latin prōscrÄ«ptiō, from prōscrÄ«bō (originally "publish in writing"), from prō- and scrÄ«bō (“write").

    From Wiktionary