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proscription

(pro-skrip'shon) [L. proscriptio, a written public notice, outlawry]
Restriction of behavior based on cultural or religious beliefs.
See: taboo
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In a 2001 debate before she said: "While no one denies the atrocities perpetrated by some groups on the list, what we are attempting to scrutinise tonight is the process, the thinking and the procedure behind this type of proscription.
Proscription is a tough but necessary power to tackle terrorism and is not a course we take lightly.
Problems arise with proscriptions that start with "thou shalt," which tend to be ethical goals rather than rules.
All courts ruled that the proscription of the PMOI as a terrorist organisations is perverse, unlawful and must be set aside.
A philosophical treatise that condemns racism and harmful prejudices, even as it observes a common human tendency to replace one prejudice with another as well as the necessity of pre-judgments and preconceived ideas to form any kind of moral system, even something as simple as "thou shalt not kill" (such a proscription against murder, for example, contains the preconceived idea that taking human life is a bad thing).
Mindful of that proscription, state governments are suggesting that people treat their organs as tax breaks instead.
In England the proscription of Calvinism in the 1620's was a major cause of the civil war that broke out in 1642.
As a result, the desire and ability of members to embrace new modes of thought became increasingly problematic--especially following the proscription in 1651 of some thirty propositions of natural philosophy as a last-ditch effort by the society's grandees to attain the elusive uniformity and solidity of doctrine.
Although bloodless or transfusion-free surgery was pioneered to serve the Jehovah's Witness community's religious proscription against transfusions, Jabbour (U.
The proscription against private ownership of edged weapons extends even to collectible science fiction merchandise.
As the setback proscription did not apply to subterranean volumes, extra space is created by embedding an entire storey underground.