Origin of proscription
Examples from the Web for proscription
Cicero was included in the first 17 victims of the Proscription.A Smaller History of Rome
William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
Proscription, the miserable invention of ungenerous ambition.
Proscription has its advantages—for one thing, it binds human hearts like hoops of steel.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7
This Proscription of Sulla was the first instance of the kind, but it was repeated at a later time.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II
Aubrey Stewart & George Long
Proscription and persecution were systematized in a manner without precedent, by the compilation of lists of all suspects.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4
Henry Charles Lea
- the act of proscribing or the state of being proscribed
- denunciation, prohibition, or exclusion
- outlawry or ostracism
Word Origin and History for proscription
late 14c., "decree of condemnation, outlawry," from Latin proscriptionem (nominative proscriptio) "a public notice (of sale); proscription, outlawry, confiscation," noun of action from past participle stem of proscribere (see proscribe).