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Proscribe  v. t.  (past & past part. proscribed; pres. part. proscribing)  
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. "Robert Vere, Earl of Oxford,... was banished the realm, and proscribed."
To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit; as, the Puritans proscribed theaters. "The Arian doctrines were proscribed and anathematized in the famous Council of Nice."

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"Proscribe" Quotes from Famous Books

... exactly what the revolutionaries cared for least of all. Besides, who is there nowadays that cares for liberty? A select few who have no sort of influence over the world. Liberty is passing through dark days. The Popes of Rome proscribe the light of reason. The Popes of Paris put out the light of the heavens. And M. Pataud puts out the lights of the streets. Everywhere imperialism is triumphant: the theocratic imperialism of the Church of Rome: the military imperialism of the mercantile and mystic monarchies: the bureaucratic ...
— Jean-Christophe Journey's End • Romain Rolland

... the emperor Ferdinand to proscribe Lutheranism from Bohemia, converted that flourishing kingdom comparatively into a desert. Convinced that an enlightened people could never be long subservient to a tyrant, they struck one fatal blow at the national literature: every ...
— Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) • Isaac D'Israeli

... tolerated among the imperfections of human things; and which require only to be registered, that they may not be increased, and ascertained, that they may not be confounded: but every language has likewise its improprieties and absurdities, which it is the duty of the lexicographer to correct or proscribe. ...
— The Works of Samuel Johnson in Nine Volumes - Volume V: Miscellaneous Pieces • Samuel Johnson

Words linked to "Proscribe" :   disallow, illegalize, debar, forbid, allow, criminalise, criminalize, require, proscription, ban, illegalise, outlaw, veto

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