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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

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

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

I did write a letter to the archdiocese who'd banned the song, Only the Good Die Young, asking them to ban my next record.
Billy Joel

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

Ronald Reagan was long thought to be the most conservative of Republicans. And by any standard today he is the most popular Republican in modern history. Yet he raised taxes 11 times, supported a ban on assault rifles and the Brady Bill, which mandated background checks, and established amnesty for 3 million undocumented workers.
Mark McKinnon
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Ban Translations

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