proscription

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Proscription \Pro*scrip"tion\, noun [L. proscriptio: cf. F. proscription.]

1. The act of proscribing; a dooming to death or exile; outlawry; specifically, among the ancient Romans, the public offer of a reward for the head of a political enemy; as, under the triumvirate, many of the best Roman citizens fell by proscription.

Every victory by either party had been followed by a sanguinary proscription. --Macaulay.

2. The state of being proscribed; denunciation; interdiction; prohibition. --Macaulay.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

proscription

noun

1: a decree that prohibits something [syn: {prohibition}, {ban}, {proscription}]

2: rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone [syn: {banishment}, {proscription}]


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