proscribe
transitive verb (proscribed; proscribing) Etymology: Latin proscribere to publish, proscribe, from pro- before + scribere to write — more at scribe Date: 1560 1. to publish the name of as condemned to death with the property of the condemned forfeited to the state 2. to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful ; prohibitproscriber noun

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  • proscribe — pro·scribe /prō skrīb/ vt pro·scribed, pro·scrib·ing [Latin proscribere to publish, proscribe, from pro before + scribere to write]: to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proscribe — late 14c., decree of condemnation, outlawry, from L. proscribere publish in writing (lit. write in front of ), including senses of publish as having forfeited one s property, condemn, outlaw before the world, from pro before (see PRO (Cf. pro ))… …   Etymology dictionary

  • proscribe — *sentence, condemn, damn, doom …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • proscribe — [v] condemn, exclude ban, banish, blackball*, boycott, censure, damn, denounce, deport, doom*, embargo, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expel, forbid, interdict, ostracize, outlaw, prohibit, reject, sentence; concepts 25,121,317 Ant. admit,… …   New thesaurus

  • proscribe — [prō skrīb′] vt. proscribed, proscribing [ME proscriben < L proscribere < pro , PRO 2 + scribere, to write: see SCRIBE] 1. in ancient Rome, to publish the name of (a person) condemned to death, banishment, etc. 2. to deprive of the… …   English World dictionary

  • proscribe — UK [prəʊˈskraɪb] / US [proʊˈskraɪb] verb [transitive] Word forms proscribe : present tense I/you/we/they proscribe he/she/it proscribes present participle proscribing past tense proscribed past participle proscribed formal to order an end to the… …   English dictionary

  • proscribe — See prescribe. See prescribe, proscribe …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • proscribe — verb forbid, especially by law. ↘denounce or condemn. ↘historical outlaw (someone). Derivatives proscription noun proscriptive adjective Origin ME: from L. proscribere, from pro in front of + scribere write . Usage Proscribe does not have the… …   English new terms dictionary

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