banishment vs proscription what difference

what is difference between banishment and proscription

English

Etymology

From banish +‎ -ment.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbænɪʃmənt/
  • Hyphenation: ban‧ish‧ment

Noun

banishment (countable and uncountable, plural banishments)

  1. The act of banishing.
    The judge pronounced banishment upon the war criminal.
  2. The state of being banished, exile.
    He has been in banishment from his home country for well over four years.

Synonyms

  • exile

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English proscripcion, from Latin prōscrīptiō, from prōscrībō (originally “publish in writing”), from prō- and scrībō (write).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈskɹɪp.ʃən/, /pɹoʊˈskɹɪp.ʃən/
  • Rhymes: -ɪpʃən
  • Hyphenation: pro‧scrip‧tion

Noun

proscription (countable and uncountable, plural proscriptions)

  1. A prohibition.
  2. (historical) Decree of condemnation toward one or more persons, especially in the Roman antiquity.
    • 1837, Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb, Tacitus’ Annals, book 1
      He was wholly unopposed, for the boldest spirits had fallen in battle, or in the proscription […]
  3. The act of proscribing, or its result.
  4. A decree or law that prohibits.

Usage notes

  • Not to be confused with prescription

Related terms

  • proscribe
  • proscriptive
  • proscriptively

Translations


French

Etymology

From Latin prōscrīptiō, from prōscrībere (originally “publish in writing”), from prō- and scrībere.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʁɔs.kʁip.sjɔ̃/

Noun

proscription f (plural proscriptions)

  1. (historical) Condemnation made against political opponents, especially the Roman antiquity and during the French Revolution.
  2. Banishment of a person or group.
  3. Proscription (2)

Related terms

  • proscrire
  • proscripteur

Further reading

  • “proscription” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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