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English definition of “proscribe”

proscribe

verb [T]     /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 .Forbidding and banning thingsLegislation and law-making proscription     /prəʊˈskrɪp.ʃən/ US  /proʊ-/ noun [U]
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