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proscription

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noun pro·scrip·tion \prō-ˈskrip-shən\

Definition of proscription

  1. 1 :  the act of proscribing :  the state of being proscribed

  2. 2 :  an imposed restraint or restriction :  prohibition

proscriptive

play \-ˈskrip-tiv\ adjective

proscriptively

adverb


Examples of proscription in a sentence

  1. <the proscription against bicycles and skateboards is intended to make the plaza a more pedestrian-friendly place>

  2. <a strongly worded proscription against smoking indoors>



Origin and Etymology of proscription

Middle English proscripcion, from Latin proscription-, proscriptio, from proscribere


First Known Use: 14th century


Law Dictionary

proscription

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noun pro·scrip·tion \prō-ˈskrip-shən\

Legal Definition of proscription

  1. 1 :  the act of proscribing :  the state of being proscribed

  2. 2 :  an imposed restraint or restriction

proscriptive

\-ˈskrip-tiv\ play adjective

proscriptively

adverb




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