to denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful; prohibit.
to put outside the protection of the law; outlaw.
to banish or exile.
to announce the name of (a person) as condemned to death and subject to confiscation of property.
- pro·scrib·a·ble, adjective
- pro·scrib·er, noun
- un·pro·scrib·a·ble, adjective
- un·pro·scribed, adjective
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How to use proscribe in a sentence
Vagabondage, begging, movement across county lines and wage increases were all proscribed.Pandemics have long created labor shortages. Here’s why. | Spencer Strub | June 3, 2021 | Washington Post
While commuting listening is proscribed for at least the next quarter, exercise and mental health breaks pick up a lot of that deficit.
Presidents have been blocking and undoing mergers for years through the long-established and carefully proscribed CFIUS process.
proscribe French, their mother tongue, and they will hate you and have nothing to do with your schools.Bilingualism | N. A. Belcourt
British Dictionary definitions for proscribe
to condemn or prohibit
to outlaw; banish; exile
(in ancient Rome) to outlaw (a citizen) by posting his name in public
- proscriber, noun
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