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ban



Pronunciation: (ban), [key]
v., banned, ban•ning,
n.


v.t.
1. to prohibit, forbid, or bar; interdict: to ban nuclear weapons; The dictator banned all newspapers and books that criticized his regime.
2. Archaic.
a. to pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon.
b. to curse; execrate.

n.
1. the act of prohibiting by law; interdiction.
2. informal denunciation or prohibition, as by public opinion: society's ban on racial discrimination.
3. Law.
a. a proclamation.
b. a public condemnation.
4. Eccles.a formal condemnation; excommunication.
5. a malediction; curse.

ban



Pronunciation: (ban), [key]
n.
1. a public proclamation or edict.
2. bans, Eccles.banns.
3. (in the feudal system)
a. the summoning of the sovereign's vassals for military service.
b. the body of vassals summoned.

ban



Pronunciation: (ban, bän), [key]
n.
1. (formerly) the governor of Croatia and Slavonia.
2. Hist.a provincial governor of the southern marches of Hungary.

ban



Pronunciation: (bän), [key]
n.,
pl. ba•niPronunciation: (bä'nē). [key]

a Rumanian coin, the 100th part of a leu.

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