proscription


pro·scrip·tion

noun \prō-ˈskrip-shən\

Definition of PROSCRIPTION

1
:  the act of proscribing :  the state of being proscribed
2
:  an imposed restraint or restriction :  prohibition
pro·scrip·tive \-ˈskrip-tiv\ adjective
pro·scrip·tive·ly adverb

Examples of PROSCRIPTION

  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 of PROSCRIPTION

Middle English proscripcion, from Latin proscription-, proscriptio, from proscribere
First Known Use: 14th century

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