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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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The possibility also exists for sensitization and exposure to problematic encounters with alcohol related behaviors to concomitantly occur; e.g., alcohol use by a family member in an otherwise proscriptively abstinent household may reinforce the socio-political view of alcohol use as a "problem behavior".
Her point is not that the distinction is analytically false, but that it is empirically and proscriptively empty: scholars lik Redish who seek to foreclose the latter avenue while preserving the former are bound to be frustrated.