Definition of proscribe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

proscribe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//prəˈskraɪb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈskraɪb//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they proscribe
BrE BrE//prəˈskraɪb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈskraɪb//
 
he / she / it proscribes
BrE BrE//prəˈskraɪbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈskraɪbz//
 
past simple proscribed
BrE BrE//prəˈskraɪbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈskraɪbd//
 
past participle proscribed
BrE BrE//prəˈskraɪbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈskraɪbd//
 
-ing form proscribing
BrE BrE//prəˈskraɪbɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//proʊˈskraɪbɪŋ//
 
 
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proscribe something (formal) to say officially that something is banned proscribed organizations Membership of any proscribed organization is a serious matter. Officials promptly proscribed the procedure. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘to outlaw’): from Latin proscribere, from pro- ‘in front of’ + scribere ‘write’.
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