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 for proscribe
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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night";
           "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed
           our plans" [syn: forbid, prohibit, interdict,
           proscribe, veto, disallow, nix] [ant: allow,
           countenance, let, permit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "proscribe":
     anathematize, attaint, ban, banish, bar, blackball, blacklist,
     boycott, bring home to, cast out, censure, condemn, convict, cut,
     damn, debar, denounce, denunciate, deny, deport, disallow,
     disfellowship, doom, embargo, enjoin, exclude, exclude from,
     excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expel, extradite, find guilty,
     forbid, fugitate, inhibit, interdict, ostracize, outlaw,
     pass sentence on, penalize, preclude, prevent, prohibit,
     pronounce judgment, pronounce sentence, refuse, reject, relegate,
     repress, rule out, rusticate, say no to, send away, send down,
     send to Coventry, sentence, shut out, snub, spurn, suppress, taboo,
     thrust out, transport

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