|To make known by open declaration; publish; proclaim formally or put into operation a law, decree of a court, etc..|
|a law or decree that forbids.|
in ancient Rome, a posted notice listing Roman citizens who had been declared outlaws and whose goods were confiscated. Rewards were offered to anyone killing or betraying the proscribed, and severe penalties were inflicted on anyone harbouring them. Their properties were confiscated, and their sons and grandsons were forever barred from public office and from the Senate
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