pro新cribe ( P ) Pronunciation Key (pr-skrb)
tr.v. pro新cribed, pro新crib搏ng, pro新cribes
To denounce or condemn.
To prohibit; forbid. See Synonyms at forbid.
To banish or outlaw (a person).
To publish the name of (a person) as outlawed.

[Middle English proscriben, from Latin prscrbere, to put up someone's name as outlawed : pr-, in front; see pro-1 + scrbere, to write; see skrbh- in Indo-European Roots.]

pro新criber n.
Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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Main Entry: pro新cribe
Pronunciation: prO-'skrIb
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Forms: pro新cribed; pro新crib搏ng
Etymology: Latin proscribere to publish, proscribe, from pro- before + scribere to write
: to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
adj : excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject" [syn: forbidden, out(p), prohibited, taboo, tabu, verboten]
Source: WordNet 2.0, 2003 Princeton University