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proh skrip shuhn

  • n  a decree that prohibits something
  • n  rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone

  • The American proscription against cousin marriages grew in the 19th century as wilderness settlers tried to distinguish themselves from the "savage" Indians, says Martin .
  • Many Americans, including myself, struggle with weight issues, and need proscription drugs to deal with various physical and psychological problems.
  • This could be followed up with a proscription on further vote recounts in Florida, a campaign against sloppy handwriting among senior citizens, an anti-lisping pogrom.
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    All citizens of the West should lament the increasing proscription of speech in Europe, where the authorities often adjudge certain speech to be “racist” or “offensive.”
    June 11, 2013 - The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record

  • Tony McNulty in
    The home office minister Tony McNulty said: "I am disappointed at this judgment. We don't accept it and we intend to appeal. The government adopted a cautious approach in relation to the de-proscription of the People's Mujahideen organisation of...
  • Jay Bybee in Collective Bellaciao
    Certain acts may be cruel, inhuman, or degrading, but still not produce pain and suffering of the requisite intensity to fall within [a legal] proscription against torture,Bybee wrote to Alberto R Gonzales, the White House counsel. "We...
  • Janice Rogers Brown in San Diego Union Tribune
    Even if an ordinance assists minorities, Brown wrote, "benign motivation cannot sanction a requirement that conflicts with the proscription against discrimination and preferential treatment on the basis of race and sex."

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