proscribe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v proscribe command against "I forbid you to call me late at night","Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store","Dad nixed our plans"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Proscribe 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."
    • Proscribe 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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • proscribe To publish the name of, as condemned to death and liable to confiscation of property.
    • proscribe To put out of the protection of the law; banish; outlaw; exile.
    • proscribe To denounce and condemn as dangerous; reject utterly; interdict; prohibit.
    • proscribe Synonyms To doom.
    • proscribe To forbid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Proscribe prō-skrīb′ to publish the names of persons to be punished: to put beyond the protection of law: to banish: to prohibit: to denounce, as doctrine
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. proscribĕrepro, before, publicly, scribĕre, scriptum, to write.

Usage

In literature:

The administration proscribed him.
"Stephen Arnold Douglas" by William Garrott Brown
Struck with a mortal condemnation, proscribed, wandering among our masters, he will not have a stone on which to rest his sorrows.
"The Pearl of Lima" by Jules Verne
Upon learning that he was proscribed, Cicero attempted to escape from Italy, but was overtaken and assassinated.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
They proscribed it; and it is now as hopelessly lost as the second decade of Livy.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
This urgency is increased by the fact that different castes proscribe different articles of diet.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
They have denounced and proscribed Masonry in every quarter of the globe, where they have had the power.
"Americanism Contrasted with Foreignism, Romanism, and Bogus Democracy in the Light of Reason, History, and Scripture;" by William Gannaway Brownlow
Being proscribed by the triumvirs he took flight, but was betrayed by his slaves and put to death, B.C.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
And now, when he was proscribed, they were both proscribed with him.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
In the newspapers of this day there appeared the lists of persons proscribed by the Government of France.
"The Surrender of Napoleon" by Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland
The eight proscribed persons are to remain at Kutahya until further orders.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
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In poetry:

Of old--life, livid, foaming, came and went
'Mid strokes of tocsin and assassin's knife;
Proscribers, murderers, each with each at strife,
While, mad and splendid. Death above them bent.
"The Rope-Maker" by Emile Verhaeren
When Charles the Second wish'd to climb'd the throne,
Duke Hamilton stepp'd forth to help him on;
But fail'd, and lost his head. Ah, woeful view!
His aiders were proscrib'd, and suffer'd too.
"The Way Of Doing Penance" by William Hutton
A sight that gives me much distress
Is George without his trousers,
Garbed, scantily, in bathing dress
Proscribed by saintly Wowsers,
And Gerty, gay and forward flirt,
Without the regulation shirt.
"The Minglers" by C J Dennis
LONG they pine in weary woe — the nobles of our land —
Long they wander to and fro, proscribed, alas! and banned;
Feastless, houseless, altarless, they bear the exie's brand,
But their hope is in the coming-to of Kathaleen Ny-Houlahan.
"Kathaleen Ny-Houlahan" by James Clarence Mangan

In news:

A world where a code of silence and proscribed rituals dictate social behavior.
If moral disapprobation of homosexual conduct is 'no legitimate state interest' for purposes of proscribing that...
The continual expectation to be a certain, proscribed kind of writer and to leave the "real work" of poetry to others keeps us always as "lesbian poets " rather than " poets .
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In science:

Only if such a prescription were proscribed for the high-redshift sample alone would feedback be effective in reducing the amount of evolution seen in Ω0 = 1 models. 5.
Measuring Omega_0 using cluster evolution
We are all aware that the operation of collection is proscribed beyond a certain point.
Biologic
In particular, if we take h to be a generator of the form x±1 i we see that multiplication on the right by h causes a proscribed rearrangement of the subtrees of g = (T1 , T2 ).
Convexity properties of Thompson's group F
This scaling proscribes how to extrapolate data taken at one target material to another relevant for a particular neutrino experiment.
Accelerator Neutrino Beams
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