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Meaning of PROSCRIBE

Pronunciation:  prow'skrIb

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"
 

PROSCRIBE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: disallow, forbid, interdict, prohibit, veto
 
 Antonyms: allow, countenance, let, permit
 
 See Also: ban, bar, command, compel, criminalise, criminalize, debar, enjoin, exclude, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw, require

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*scribe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proscribed}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Proscribing}.] [L. proscribere, proscriptum, to
write before, to publish, proscribe; pro before + scribere to
write. See {Scribe}. The sense of this word originated in the
Roman practice of writing the names of persons doomed to
death, and posting the list in public.]
1. To doom to destruction; to put out of the protection of
   law; to outlaw; to exile; as, Sylla and Marius proscribed
   each other's adherents.

         Robert Vere, Earl of Oxford, . . . was banished the
         realm, and proscribed.                --Spenser.

2. To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit; as,
   the Puritans proscribed theaters.

         The Arian doctrines were proscribed and
         anathematized in the famous Council of Nice.
                                               --Waterland.

 

 

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