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proscription

[ proh-skrip-shuhn ]
/ proʊˈskrɪp ʃən /
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noun
the act of proscribing.
the state of being proscribed.
the act of making something unlawful or illegal; interdiction or prohibition.
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Origin of proscription

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

OTHER WORDS FROM proscription

pro·scrip·tive [proh-skrip-tiv], /proʊˈskrɪp tɪv/, adjectivenon·pro·scrip·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for proscription

proscription
/ (prəʊˈskrɪpʃən) /

noun
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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