proscription

noun pro·scrip·tion \ prō-ˈskrip-shən \

Definition of proscription

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

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Origin and Etymology of proscription

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


Law Dictionary

proscription

noun pro·scrip·tion \ prō-ˈskrip-shən \

legal Definition of proscription

1 :the act of proscribing :the state of being proscribed
2 :an imposed restraint or restriction

proscriptive

play \-ˈskrip-tiv\ adjective

proscriptively

adverb


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