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Topic: LAW

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: proscribere, from scribere 'to write'

proscribe

verb
     
pro‧scribe [transitive]
formalSCL to officially say that something is not allowed to exist or be done [= forbid, prohibit]:
The Act proscribes discrimination on the grounds of race.
proscription noun [uncountable and countable]
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