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Meaning of PROSCRIPTION

Pronunciation:  prow'skripshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
  2. [n]  a decree that prohibits something
 

PROSCRIPTION is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: ban, banishment, interdiction, prohibition
 
 See Also: anathematisation, anathematization, banning-order, cease and desist order, decree, deportation, disbarment, edict, ejection, enjoining, enjoinment, excision, exclusion, excommunication, exile, expatriation, expulsion, fiat, injunction, order, rejection, relegation, rescript, riddance, rustication, transportation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*scrip"tion\, n. [L. proscriptio: cf. F.
proscription.]
1. The act of proscribing; a dooming to death or exile;
   outlawry; specifically, among the ancient Romans, the
   public offer of a reward for the head of a political
   enemy; as, under the triumvirate, many of the best Roman
   citizens fell by proscription.

         Every victory by either party had been followed by a
         sanguinary proscription.              --Macaulay.

2. The state of being proscribed; denunciation; interdiction;
   prohibition. --Macaulay.

 

 

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