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Definition of the noun proscription

What does proscription mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: proscriptions

  1. a decree that prohibits something
  2. rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone

Alternative definition of the noun proscription


  1. A prohibition.
  2. [history] Decree of condemnation toward one or more persons, especially in the Roman antiquity.
  3. The act of proscribing, or its result.
  4. A decree or law that prohibits.


Proscription is the public identification and official condemnation of enemies of the state. The term originates from Ancient Rome, but has been used to describe similar phenomena in other times and places.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Proscription

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Google previewFinance Fundamentals for Nonprofits (2011)

Building Capacity and Sustainability by Woods Bowman

The fifth proscription is the basis on which the judiciary prohibits racial discrimination by federally tax-exempt entities. As the opening vignette of the Sierra Club illustrates, the sixth test forces tax-exempt advocacy nonprofits to restructure; see the section on lobbying and political action. 8. Institutions specifically identified in Section 170(b)(1)(A) of the IRC also avoid classification as private foundations. These include churches and denominational associations ; schools with a regular ...

Google previewThe Time is Out of Joint (2002)

Shakespeare as Philosopher of History by Agnes Heller

Proscription is a truly Machiavellian act of political murder.

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1921)

A Comprehensive Reference Book

Propontis Proscription is (pró-pon'tis), the ancient Propontis name of the Sea of Marmora, from being before or in advance of the Pontus Euxinus or # s: h • (pro- pôr'shun), in mathProportion ematics, the equality or similarity of ratios, ratio being the relation which one quantity bears to another of the same kind in respect to magnitude; or proportion is a relation among quantities such that the quotient of the first divided by the second is equal to the quotient of the third divided by the fourth.


Proscription. Prnnnnti* (pr6-pon'tis), the ancient rroponus name of the Sea of Mar. mora, frcm being before or in advance of the Pontus Euxinus or Black Sea. Proportion (P'°;P«>r'shun), in math-...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

proscription; prescription. Like the corresponding verbs, these nouns are sometimes confused ...

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Scrabble value of P3R1O1S1C3R1I1P3T1I1O1N1

The value of this 12-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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