Dictionary.com

proscription

[ proh-skrip-shuhn ]
/ proʊˈskrɪp ʃən /
Save This Word!

noun
the act of proscribing.
the state of being proscribed.
outlawry, interdiction, or prohibition.
QUIZ
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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

OTHER WORDS FROM proscription

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK