from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To denounce or condemn.
- transitive v. To prohibit; forbid. See Synonyms at forbid.
- transitive v. To banish or outlaw (a person).
- transitive v. To publish the name of (a person) as outlawed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To forbid or prohibit.
- v. To denounce.
- v. To banish or exclude.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To doom to destruction; to put out of the protection of law; to outlaw; to exile.
- transitive v. To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To publish the name of, as condemned to death and liable to confiscation of property.
- To put out of the protection of the law; banish; outlaw; exile.
- To denounce and condemn as dangerous; reject utterly; interdict; prohibit.
- Synonyms To doom.
- To forbid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. command against
Middle English proscriben, from Latin prōscrībere, to put up someone's name as outlawed : prō-, in front; see pro-1 + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)