[ proh-skrip-shuh n ]
/ proʊˈskrɪp ʃən /


the act of proscribing.
the state of being proscribed.
outlawry, interdiction, or prohibition.

Origin of proscription

1350–1400; Middle English proscripcioun < Latin prōscrīptiōn- (stem of prōscrīptiō) public notice of confiscation or outlawry, equivalent to prōscrīpt(us) (past participle of prōscrībere to proscribe) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for proscription

/ (prəʊˈskrɪpʃən) /


the act of proscribing or the state of being proscribed
denunciation, prohibition, or exclusion
outlawry or ostracism

Derived forms of proscription

proscriptive, adjectiveproscriptively, adverbproscriptiveness, noun

Word Origin for proscription

C14: from Latin prōscriptiō; see proscribe
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