What does the word proscription mean?

Usage examples for proscription

  1. It may be added, moreover, as a slight palliation for the enormous crimes committed by these men, that, becoming at last weary of their business, they urged Noircarmes to desist from the work of proscription. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  2. The adherents of proscription and privilege do not in these days talk of the divine right of kings- though even that doctrine peeps out when they have occasion to flatter a monarch or an heir- apparent; but the equally false doctrine of the divine right of Parliaments is persistently put forward, and with the audacious pretence that to dispute it is treason to the democracy. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  3. As early as 1870 a group of Republicans in Missouri, disgusted by the excesses of the radicals in that State in the proscription of former Confederate sympathizers, had led a bolt from the party, had nominated B. Gratz Brown for governor, and, with the assistance of the Democrats, had won the election. – The Agrarian Crusade A Chronicle of the Farmer in Politics by Solon J. Buck
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