[ proh-skrahyb ]
/ proʊˈskraɪb /
verb (used with object), pro·scribed, pro·scrib·ing.
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.
Words nearby proscribe
Origin of proscribe
OTHER WORDS FROM proscribepro·scrib·a·ble, adjectivepro·scrib·er, nounun·pro·scrib·a·ble, adjectiveun·pro·scribed, adjective
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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
/ (prəʊˈskraɪb) /
to condemn or prohibit
to outlaw; banish; exile
(in ancient Rome) to outlaw (a citizen) by posting his name in public
Derived forms of proscribeproscriber, noun
Word Origin for proscribe
C16: from Latin prōscrībere to put up a written public notice, from prō- in public + scrībere to write
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