Examples of proscription in a Sentence
the proscription against bicycles and skateboards is intended to make the plaza a more pedestrian-friendly place
a strongly worded proscription against smoking indoors
Recent Examples of proscription from the Web
The U.S. Constitution is notable for its focus on proscriptions rather than prescriptions.
The movie asks us to weigh statuatory biblical proscriptions against homosexuals against more overarching concepts of mercy and forgiveness.
States with nuclear weapons often leave ambiguity in their doctrines to prevent adversaries from exploiting gaps in their proscriptions and to preserve flexibility.
Bigwigs attending Wednesday’s opening in Davos were greeted by a large poster illustrating the proscription and warning of a $4 fine for fashionistas tempted to break the ban.
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Origin and Etymology of proscription
Middle English proscripcion, from Latin proscription-, proscriptio, from proscribere
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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