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proscription

[proh-skrip-shuh n] /proʊˈskrɪp ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of proscribing.
2.
the state of being proscribed.
3.
outlawry, interdiction, or prohibition.
Origin of proscription
1350-1400
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
Related forms
proscriptive
[proh-skrip-tiv] /proʊˈskrɪp tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
proscriptively, adverb
nonproscription, noun
nonproscriptive, adjective
nonproscriptively, adverb
unproscriptive, adjective
unproscriptively, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for proscriptive

proscription

/prəʊˈskrɪpʃən/
noun
1.
the act of proscribing or the state of being proscribed
2.
denunciation, prohibition, or exclusion
3.
outlawry or ostracism
Derived Forms
proscriptive, adjective
proscriptively, adverb
proscriptiveness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin prōscriptiō; see proscribe
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Word Origin and History for proscriptive
adj.

1757, from Latin proscript-, past participle stem of proscribere (see proscribe) + -ive. Related: Proscriptively.

proscription

n.

late 14c., "decree of condemnation, outlawry," from Latin proscriptionem (nominative proscriptio) "a public notice (of sale); proscription, outlawry, confiscation," noun of action from past participle stem of proscribere (see proscribe).

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