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proscribe

verb [T] uk   /prəʊˈskraɪb/ us    /proʊ-/ formal
(of a government or other authority) to not allow something: The Broadcasting Act allows ministers to proscribe any channel that offends against good taste and decency. The Athletics Federation have banned the runner from future races for using proscribed drugs.
proscription
noun [U] uk   /prəʊˈskrɪp.ʃən/ us    /proʊ-/
Translations of “proscribe”
in Chinese (Traditional) (政府或其他權力機構)禁止…
in Chinese (Simplified) (政府或其他权力机构)禁止…
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