Proscribing
Proscribe Pro*scribe", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proscribed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proscribing}.] [L. proscribere, proscriptum, to write before, to publish, proscribe; pro before + scribere to write. See {Scribe}. The sense of this word originated in the Roman practice of writing the names of persons doomed to death, and posting the list in public.] 1. To doom to destruction; to put out of the protection of law; to outlaw; to exile; as, Sylla and Marius proscribed each other's adherents. [1913 Webster]

Robert Vere, Earl of Oxford, . . . was banished the realm, and proscribed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit; as, the Puritans proscribed theaters. [1913 Webster]

The Arian doctrines were proscribed and anathematized in the famous Council of Nice. --Waterland. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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