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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

If I want to ban any newspaper, I will, with good reason.
Yahya Jammeh

The more laws that governments pass, the less individual freedom there is. Any student of history will tell you that. Totalitarian countries ban pretty much everything.
Bill O'Reilly

The federal and state governments should ban the use of taxpayer funds to support cloning and embryonic stem cell research.
Sandy Adams

The ban on sports betting does exactly what Prohibition did. It makes criminals rich.
James Surowiecki
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Ban Translations

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