Search Result for "proscribed":
1. excluded from use or mention;
- Example: "forbidden fruit"
- Example: "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"
- Example: "a taboo subject"
[syn: forbidden, out(p), prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Proscribe \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. [1913 Webster] Robert Vere, Earl of Oxford, . . . was banished the realm, and proscribed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit; as, the Puritans proscribed theaters. [1913 Webster] The Arian doctrines were proscribed and anathematized in the famous Council of Nice. --Waterland. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
proscribed adj 1: excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject" [syn: forbidden, out(p), prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten]Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
PROSCRIBED, civil law. Among the Romans, a man was said to be proscribed when a reward was offered for his head; but the term was more usually applied to those who were sentenced to some punishment which carried with it the consequences of civil death. Code, 9; 49.