- to keep (a person) from some right or privilege; exclude; bar
- to prevent, hinder, or prohibit
Origin of debarMiddle English debarren ; from Anglo-French debarrer: see de- and amp; bar
transitive verbde·barred, de·bar·ring, de·bars
- To exclude or shut out; bar.
- To forbid, hinder, or prevent.
Origin of debarMiddle English debarren, from Old French desbarer, to unbar : des-, de- + barer, to bar (from barre, bar; see bar1).
- A city in the west of the Republic of Macedonia.