Origin of proscription
Examples from the Web for proscription
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, the miserable invention of ungenerous ambition.
Proscription was not the result of any trial but of the caprice of the general, and that too without any warning.History Of Ancient Civilization|Charles Seignobos
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|Elbert Hubbard
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
British Dictionary definitions for proscription
Word Origin for proscription
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).