Proscriptive
Proscriptive Pro*scrip"tive, a. Of or pertaining to proscription; consisting in, or of the nature of, proscription; proscribing. --Burke. -- {Pro*scrip"tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • proscriptive — index prohibitive (restrictive), restrictive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • proscriptive — 1757, from L. proscript , pp. stem of proscribere (see PROSCRIBE (Cf. proscribe)) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Proscriptively …   Etymology dictionary

  • proscriptive — proscribe ► VERB 1) forbid, especially by law. 2) denounce or condemn. 3) historical outlaw (someone). DERIVATIVES proscription noun proscriptive adjective. USAGE The words proscribe and …   English terms dictionary

  • proscriptive — adjective see proscription …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • proscriptive — See proscription. * * * …   Universalium

  • proscriptive — adjective proscribing or prohibiting, for example as according to a norm or standard Ant: prescriptive See Also: proscribe …   Wiktionary

  • proscriptive — pro·scrip·tive …   English syllables

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  • Proscriptively — Proscriptive Pro*scrip tive, a. Of or pertaining to proscription; consisting in, or of the nature of, proscription; proscribing. Burke. {Pro*scrip tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proscription — proscriptive /proh skrip tiv/, adj. proscriptively, adv. /proh skrip sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of proscribing. 2. the state of being proscribed. 3. outlawry, interdiction, or prohibition. [1350 1400; ME proscripcioun < L proscription (s. of… …   Universalium

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