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Definition of the noun proscription
What does proscription mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: proscriptions
- a decree that prohibits something
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of proscription: ban / prohibition
- more generic words: decree / edict / fiat / order / rescript = a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record
- more specific terms:
- banning-order = an order that bans something
- cease and desist order / enjoinment / injunction / enjoining = a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
- interdiction / interdict = a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
- rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- synonym of proscription: banishment
- more generic word: rejection = the act of rejecting something
- more specific words:
- anathematisation / anathematization = the formal act of pronouncing (someone or something) accursed
- disbarment = the act of expelling a lawyer from the practice of law
- exclusion / expulsion / ejection / riddance = the act of forcing out someone or something
- transportation / expatriation / deportation / exile = the act of expelling a person from their native land
- excommunication / excision = the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church
- relegation = mild banishment
- rustication = banishment into the country
Alternative definition of the noun proscription
- A prohibition.
- [history] Decree of condemnation toward one or more persons, especially in the Roman antiquity.
- The act of proscribing, or its result.
- 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.
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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 ...
The Time is Out of Joint (2002)
Shakespeare as Philosopher of History by Agnes Heller
Proscription is a truly Machiavellian act of political murder.
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-...
by Bryan A. Garner
proscription; prescription. Like the corresponding verbs, these nouns are sometimes confused ...
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1S1C3R1I1P3T1I1O1N1
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