Definition of proscription in English:


Syllabification: pro·scrip·tion
Pronunciation: /prōˈskripSHən


  • 1The action of forbidding something; banning: the proscription of the party after the 1715 Rebellion
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    • 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, outlawingcondemnation, denunciation, attacking, criticism, censuring, damning, rejection
  • 1.1Condemnation or denunciation of something.
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    • 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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