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Proscribe meaning

proscribe - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. command against; " I forbid you to call me late at night"; " Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit; as, the Puritans proscribed theaters.
  4. 4. To punish by declaring to be outside the protection of the law; banish; prohibit.
  5. 5. Proscription.
  6. 6. To denounce and condemn; interdict.

proscribe - examples of usage

  1. The Christian should proscribe every image from his dwelling; at the door of his heart only should he raise an image on the one hand of Faith and on the other of Humility." - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. I hold it essential, in America, to forbid that any English decision which has happened since the accession of Lord Mansfield to the bench, should ever be cited in a court: because, though there have come many good ones from him, yet there is so much sly poison instilled into a great part of them, that it is better to proscribe the whole. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
  3. The grand jury of Suffolk expressed a hope that the Parliament would proscribe all the exclusionists. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
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