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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English proscriben, from Latin prōscrībō (to proclaim, forbid, banish).

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VerbEdit

proscribe (third-person singular simple present proscribes, present participle proscribing, simple past and past participle proscribed)

  1. (transitive) To forbid or prohibit.
    The law proscribes driving a car while intoxicated.
  2. (transitive) To denounce.
    The word "ain't" is proscribed by many authorities.
  3. (transitive) To banish or exclude.
    Many Roman citizens were proscribed for taking part in rebellions.

(Can we add an example for this sense?)

Usage notesEdit

  • Avoid the erroneous construction “proscribe against”; substitute “proscribe” alone or the phrase “prescribe against”.

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proscribe

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of proscribir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of proscribir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of proscribir.