proscription

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Middle English proscripcion, from Latin prōscrīptiō, from prōscrībō (originally "publish in writing"), from prō- and scrībō (write).

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proscription (plural proscriptions)

  1. A prohibition.
  2. (history) Decree of condemnation toward one or more persons, especially in the Roman antiquity.
    • 1837, Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb, Tacitus' Annals, book 1
      He was wholly unopposed, for the boldest spirits had fallen in battle, or in the proscription [...]
  3. The act of proscribing, or its result.
  4. A decree or law that prohibits.

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Etymology[edit]

Latin prōscrīptiō, from prōscrībere (originally "publish in writing"), from prō- and scrībere.

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  • IPA(key): /pʁɔskʁipsjɔ̃/

Noun[edit]

proscription f (plural proscriptions)

  1. (history) Condemnation made against political opponents, especially the Roman antiquity and during the French Revolution.
  2. Banishment of a person or group.
  3. Proscription (2)

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