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From Middle English proscriben, from Latin prōscrībō (“to proclaim, forbid, banish”).
- IPA(key): /pɹəˈskɹaɪb/
- (distinguished from prescribe):
- Rhymes: -aɪb
- Homophone: prescribe (in some dialects)
proscribe (third-person singular simple present proscribes, present participle proscribing, simple past and past participle proscribed)
- (transitive) To forbid or prohibit.
- The law proscribes driving a car while intoxicated.
- (transitive) To denounce.
- 1841 February–November, Charles Dickens, “Barnaby Rudge”, in Master Humphrey’s Clock, volume III, London: Chapman & Hall, […], →OCLC, chapter 13, page 1:
- If Joseph Willet, the denounced and proscribed of 'prentices, had happened to be at home when his father's courtly guest presented himself before the Maypole door— [...] he would have contrived, by hook or crook, to dive to the very bottom of Mr. Chester's mystery, and to come at his purpose with as much certainty as though he had been his confidential adviser.
- (transitive) To banish or exclude.
- Many Roman citizens were proscribed for taking part in rebellions.
forbid or prohibit
banish or exclude
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- inflection of proscribir:
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- English terms derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *pro-
- English terms derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *(s)kreybʰ-
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