proscription

[proh-skrip-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of proscribing.
2.
the state of being proscribed.
3.
outlawry, interdiction, or prohibition.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English proscripcioun < Latin prōscrīptiōn- (stem of prōscrīptiō) public notice of confiscation or outlawry, equivalent to prōscrīpt(us) (past participle of prōscrībere to proscribe) + -iōn- -ion

proscriptive [proh-skrip-tiv] , adjective
proscriptively, adverb
nonproscription, noun
nonproscriptive, adjective
nonproscriptively, adverb
unproscriptive, adjective
unproscriptively, adverb
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proscription (prəʊˈskrɪpʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of proscribing or the state of being proscribed
2.  denunciation, prohibition, or exclusion
3.  outlawry or ostracism
 
[C14: from Latin prōscriptiō; see proscribe]
 
proscriptive
 
adj
 
proscriptively
 
adv
 
proscriptiveness
 
n

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proscription

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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Example sentences
In exchange, the owner agreed to a license revocation, a two year proscription on the premises and a bond claim.
Many police departments attempt to impose ethical standards and effective policing through policy, proscription, and punishment.
However, this proscription against to annoy is not rooted in history.
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