Pro*scrip"tion (?), n. [L. proscriptio: cf. F. proscription.]

1.

The act of proscribing; a dooming to death or exile; outlawry; specifically, among the ancient Romans, the public offer of a reward for the head of a political enemy; as, under the triumvirate, many of the best Roman citizens fell by proscription.

Every victory by either party had been followed by a sanguinary proscription. Macaulay.

2.

The state of being proscribed; denunciation; interdiction; prohibition.

Macaulay.

 

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