Pro*scribe"(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proscribed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Proscribing.] [L. proscribere, proscriptum, to write before, to publish, proscribe; pro before + scribere to write. See Scribe. The sense of this word originated in the Roman practice of writing the names of persons doomed to death, and posting the list in public.] 1. 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.Spenser.
2. To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit; as, the Puritans
The Arian doctrines were proscribed and anathematized in the famous Council of Nice.Waterland.
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