proscription

Condemning something or banishing someone is proscription. For safety reasons, there's a proscription against carrying fireworks with you on an airplane. You'll have to leave those bottle rockets at home.

The term proscription was first used in ancient Rome for official banishment and other government-sanctioned punishments. The word comes from the Latin proscribere, "publish in writing," and historically proscriptions involved publishing the names of people considered enemies of the state. You can also use the word for things like your grandpa's proscription against candy or your school's proscription against wearing pajamas to class.

Definitions of proscription
  1. noun
    rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
    synonyms: banishment
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    anathematisation, anathematization
    the formal act of pronouncing (someone or something) accursed
    disbarment
    the act of expelling a lawyer from the practice of law
    ejection, exclusion, expulsion, riddance
    the act of forcing out someone or something
    deportation, exile, expatriation, transportation
    the act of expelling a person from their native land
    excision, excommunication
    the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society
    relegation
    mild banishment; consignment to an inferior position
    rustication
    banishment into the country
    defenestration
    the act of throwing someone or something out of a window
    deportation
    the expulsion of a non-citizen from a country
    ostracism
    the act of excluding someone from society by general consent
    barring, blackball
    the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
    ouster, ousting
    the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out
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    rejection
    the act of rejecting something
  2. noun
    a decree that prohibits something
    synonyms: ban, prohibition
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    banning-order
    an order that bans something
    cease and desist order, enjoining, enjoinment, injunction
    (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
    interdict, interdiction
    a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
    mandatory injunction
    injunction requiring the performance of some specific act
    final injunction, permanent injunction
    injunction issued on completion of a trial
    interlocutory injunction, temporary injunction
    injunction issued during a trial to maintain the status quo or preserve the subject matter of the litigation until the trial is over
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    decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript
    a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
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