[ 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.
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Origin of proscribe
OTHER WORDS FROM proscribepro·scrib·a·ble, adjectivepro·scrib·er, nounun·pro·scrib·a·ble, adjectiveun·pro·scribed, adjective
Words nearby proscribe
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Example sentences from the Web for proscribe
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
/ (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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