Definition of proscription in English:

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Pronunciation: /prōˈskripSH(ə)n/


1The action of forbidding something; banning: the proscription of the party after the 1715 Rebellion
More example sentences
  • By the way, there is no requirement from the UN Security Council for a general proscription power to be enacted.
  • There are no provisions for banned passengers to see the accusatory information or contest their proscription.
  • Virginia would no longer suffer such state prescriptions or proscriptions of religion.
banning, forbidding, prohibition, prohibiting, barring, debarment, vetoing, interdiction, outlawing
condemnation, denunciation, attacking, criticism, censuring, damning, rejection
1.1Condemnation or denunciation of something.
Example sentences
  • There should, in short, never be a blanket proscription of expression.
  • Deep down inside, staying alive (a biological imperative) took precedence over social proscriptions against cannibalism.
  • With respect, I think you are drawing a far too narrow proscription.

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Syllabification: pro·scrip·tion

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