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'Proscribe'

Definition of 'proscribe'
From: WordNet
verb
Command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans" [syn: forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix] [ant: allow, countenance, let, permit]
Definition of 'Proscribe'
From: GCIDE
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 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. [1913 Webster]
Robert Vere, Earl of Oxford, . . . was banished the realm, and proscribed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
2. To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit; as, the Puritans proscribed theaters. [1913 Webster]
The Arian doctrines were proscribed and anathematized in the famous Council of Nice. --Waterland. [1913 Webster]
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