proscribe

  • 1 proscribe — pro·scribe /prō skrīb/ vt pro·scribed, pro·scrib·ing [Latin proscribere to publish, proscribe, from pro before + scribere to write]: to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 proscribe — ► VERB 1) forbid, especially by law. 2) denounce or condemn. 3) historical outlaw (someone). DERIVATIVES proscription noun proscriptive adjective. USAGE The words proscribe and …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 Proscribe — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 proscribe — late 14c., decree of condemnation, outlawry, from L. proscribere publish in writing (lit. write in front of ), including senses of publish as having forfeited one s property, condemn, outlaw before the world, from pro before (see PRO (Cf. pro ))… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 proscribe — *sentence, condemn, damn, doom …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 proscribe — [v] condemn, exclude ban, banish, blackball*, boycott, censure, damn, denounce, deport, doom*, embargo, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expel, forbid, interdict, ostracize, outlaw, prohibit, reject, sentence; concepts 25,121,317 Ant. admit,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 proscribe — [prō skrīb′] vt. proscribed, proscribing [ME proscriben < L proscribere < pro , PRO 2 + scribere, to write: see SCRIBE] 1. in ancient Rome, to publish the name of (a person) condemned to death, banishment, etc. 2. to deprive of the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 proscribe — UK [prəʊˈskraɪb] / US [proʊˈskraɪb] verb [transitive] Word forms proscribe : present tense I/you/we/they proscribe he/she/it proscribes present participle proscribing past tense proscribed past participle proscribed formal to order an end to the… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 proscribe — transitive verb (proscribed; proscribing) Etymology: Latin proscribere to publish, proscribe, from pro before + scribere to write more at scribe Date: 1560 1. to publish the name of as condemned to death with the property of the condemned… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 proscribe — See prescribe. See prescribe, proscribe …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 11 proscribe — verb forbid, especially by law. ↘denounce or condemn. ↘historical outlaw (someone). Derivatives proscription noun proscriptive adjective Origin ME: from L. proscribere, from pro in front of + scribere write . Usage Proscribe does not have the… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 12 proscribe — /proʊˈskraɪb / (say proh skruyb) verb (t) (proscribed, proscribing) 1. to denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous; to prohibit: *as the feminine code proscribes any behaviour which could be construed as being provocative, it is concluded that… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 proscribe — prescribe, proscribe A single letter distinguishes two words of very different meaning. A prescribed book (for example) is one that is chosen for a course of study, whereas a proscribed book is one that is forbidden or banned. Prescribe also has… …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 proscribe — proscribable, adj. proscriber, n. /proh skruyb /, v.t., proscribed, proscribing. 1. to denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful; prohibit. 2. to put outside the protection of the law; outlaw. 3. to banish or exile. 4. to announce the …

    Universalium

  • 15 proscribe — verb /pɹəˈskɹaɪb,ˌpɹəʊˈskɹaɪb/ a) To forbid or prohibit. b) To denounce. Ant: prescribe See Also: proscription, proscriptive …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 proscribe — Synonyms and related words: anathematize, attaint, ban, banish, bar, blackball, blacklist, boycott, bring home to, cast out, censure, condemn, convict, cut, damn, debar, denounce, denunciate, deny, deport, disallow, disfellowship, doom, embargo,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 proscribe — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. outlaw, forbid, interdict, prohibit, condemn; excommunicate, exile, curse. See prohibition, condemnation.Ant., permit. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. banish, outlaw, exile; see forbid . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 proscribe — pro|scribe [prəuˈskraıb US prou ] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: proscribere, from scribere to write ] formal to officially say that something is not allowed to exist or be done = ↑forbid, prohibit ↑prohibit ▪ The Act proscribes… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 proscribe — pro|scribe [ prou skraıb ] verb transitive FORMAL to order an end to the existence or use of something: The organization has been proscribed by law. ╾ pro|scrip|tion [ prou skrıpʃən ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 proscribe — [[t]proʊskra͟ɪb[/t]] proscribes, proscribing, proscribed VERB: usu passive If something is proscribed by people in authority, the existence or the use of that thing is forbidden. [FORMAL] [be V ed] In some cultures surgery is proscribed... [be V… …

    English dictionary


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