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Definition of Ban

Ban

  1. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.
  2. A calling together of the king's (esp. the French king's) vassals for military service; also, the body of vassals thus assembled or summoned. In present usage, in France and Prussia, the most effective part of the population liable to military duty and not in the standing army.
  3. Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns (the common spelling in this sense).
  4. An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.
  5. A curse or anathema.
  6. A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban; as, a mulct paid to a bishop by one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes.
  7. To curse; to invoke evil upon.
  8. To forbid; to interdict.
  9. To curse; to swear.
  10. An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.

Ban Quotations

We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games. But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children, where their effects can be negative.
Herb Kohl

Quakers are known for wanting to give back. Ban the bomb and the civil rights movement and the native American struggle for justice - those things were very, very front-burner in my childhood, as were the ideas of working for peace and if you have more than you need, then you share it with people who don't.
Bonnie Raitt

As a liberal, I would hesitate to propose a blanket ban on any style of dress because of the implications for individual liberty and freedom of choice.
Richard Dawkins

In Cleveland there is legislation moving forward to ban people from wearing pants that fit too low. However, there is lots of opposition from the plumber' union.
Conan O'Brien

I have been asked what would I ban immediately if I could. Advertising.
Vivienne Westwood
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Ban Translations

ban in French is ban
ban in German is verbieten, Bann, Verbot, Verbot, sperren
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