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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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