Ban meaning

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A prohibition imposed by law or official decree.
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An excommunication or condemnation by church officials.
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Censure, condemnation, or disapproval expressed especially by public opinion.
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The definition of a ban is a ruling that forcibly stops something.

A historical example of a ban is Prohibition which stopped the legal sale of alcohol.

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Under the former system of apartheid, to deprive (a person suspected of illegal activity) of the right of free movement and association with others.
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A summons to arms in feudal times.
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A curse; an imprecation.
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A unit of currency equal to1100 of the primary unit of currency in Romania and Moldova.
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A unit of currency equal to1100 of the primary unit of currency in Romania and Moldova.
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To prohibit, as by official order, from doing, using, appearing, happening, etc.; forbid; censor.

To ban fraternities, to ban a book.

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To curse; condemn.
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In medieval times, a proclamation, esp. an official calling of vassals to arms.
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An excommunication or condemnation by church authorities.
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A curse.
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An official order forbidding something; prohibition.
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Strong public disapproval or condemnation intended to prevent something.
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A sentence or decree of outlawry.
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A monetary unit of Romania, equal to1100 of a leu.
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(Body Area Network) A personal wireless network for body-worn sensors. In the U.S., the 2360-2400 MHz frequency band is reserved, and the 2360-2390 range is designated for indoor communications at health care facilities. See wearables, WPAN and 802.15.
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To ban is defined as to stop people from doing something.

An example of ban is to allow no cigarette smoking in a restaurant.

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To curse.
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Origin of ban

  • Romanian coin, coin of small worth perhaps of Germanic origin and akin to Old High German ban official proclamation, command (the original medieval Romanian coin being so called because coins were necessary to pay fines and feudal dues) and to Old English bannan to summon ban1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Romanian coin, coin of small worth perhaps of Germanic origin and akin to Old High German ban official proclamation, command (the original medieval Romanian coin being so called because coins were necessary to pay fines and feudal dues) and to Old English bannan to summon ban1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English bannen to summon, banish, curse from Old English bannan to summon, and from Old Norse banna to prohibit, curse bhā-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition