Definition of proscription in English:

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Pronunciation: /prə(ʊ)ˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
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.
1.1Condemnation or denunciation of something: he plays a the priest whose moral proscriptions lead only to catastrophe
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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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