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 for Proscribing
From 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.
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              Robert Vere, Earl of Oxford, . . . was banished the
              realm, and proscribed.                --Spenser.
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     2. To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit; as,
        the Puritans proscribed theaters.
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              The Arian doctrines were proscribed and
              anathematized in the famous Council of Nice.
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