Word of the Day: PROSCRIBE

pro·scribe

verb \prō-ˈskrīb\

: to make (something) illegal : to not allow (something)

pro·scribed  pro·scrib·ing

Full Definition of PROSCRIBE

transitive verb
1:  to publish the name of as condemned to death with the property of the condemned forfeited to the state
2:  to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful :  prohibit
pro·scrib·er  noun

Examples of PROSCRIBE

  1. acts that are proscribed by law
  2. <regulations proscribe the use of electronic devices on board a plane while it is landing>

Origin of PROSCRIBE

Latin proscribere to publish, proscribe, from pro- before + scribere to write — more at scribe

First Known Use: 1560
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