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Definition of "proscription" [pro•scrip•tion]

  • The act of proscribing; prohibition. (noun)
  • The condition of having been proscribed; outlawry. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "proscription" in a sentence
  • "I actually intended “enormity” in this post to evoke primarily a sense of size and then to also take advantage of the secondary meaning to suggest that the proscription is bad; it’s easier to replace the word with “immensity” than with “wickedness” in my sentence."
  • "Unless, and I’m only going out on a limb here, your proscription is totally arbitrary."
  • "She spoke about "Hallal" food proscription, which is the equivalent of Jewish "Kosher" food law."