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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ban  \Ban\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Banned}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Banning}.]  [OE.  bannen,  bannien  to  summon,  curse,  AS 
  bannan  to  summon;  akin  to  Dan.  bande,  forbande  to  curse,  Sw 
  banna  to  revile,  bannas  to  curse.  See  {Ban}  an  edict,  and  cf 
  {Banish}.] 
  1.  To  curse;  to  invoke  evil  upon  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  forbid;  to  interdict.  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ban  \Ban\  (b[a^]n),  n.  [AS.  bann  command,  edict;  akin  to  D.  ban, 
  Icel.  bann,  Dan.  band,  OHG.  ban,  G.  bann,  a  public 
  proclamation,  as  of  interdiction  or  excommunication,  Gr 
  fa`nai  to  say  L.  fari  to  speak,  Skr.  bhan  to  speak;  cf  F. 
  ban,  LL  bannum  of  G.  origin.  [root]86.  Cf  {Abandon}, 
  {Fame}.] 
  1.  A  public  proclamation  or  edict;  a  public  order  or  notice, 
  mandatory  or  prohibitory;  a  summons  by  public 
  proclamation. 
 
  2.  (Feudal  &  Mil.)  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.  pl  Notice  of  a  proposed  marriage,  proclaimed  in  church. 
  See  {Banns}  (the  common  spelling  in  this  sense). 
 
  4.  An  interdiction,  prohibition,  or  proscription.  ``Under  ban 
  to  touch.''  --Milton. 
 
  5.  A  curse  or  anathema.  ``Hecate's  ban.''  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  {Ban  of  the  empire}  (German  Hist.),  an  imperial  interdict  by 
  which  political  rights  and  privileges,  as  those  of  a 
  prince,  city,  or  district,  were  taken  away 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ban  \Ban\,  n.  [Serv.  ban;  cf  Russ.  &  Pol.  pan  a  master?  lord, 
  Per.  ban.] 
  An  ancient  title  of  the  warden  of  the  eastern  marches  of 
  Hungary;  now  a  title  of  the  viceroy  of  Croatia  and  Slavonia. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ban  \Ban\,  v.  i. 
  To  curse;  to  swear.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ban 
  n  1:  a  decree  that  prohibits  something  [syn:  {prohibition},  {interdiction}, 
  {proscription}] 
  2:  100  bani  equal  1  leu 
  3:  an  official  prohibition  [syn:  {banning},  {forbiddance},  {forbidding}] 
  4:  a  bachelor's  degree  in  nursing  [syn:  {Bachelor  of  Arts  in 
  Nursing},  {BAN}] 
  v  1:  forbid  the  public  distribution  of  as  of  movies  or 
  newspapers  [syn:  {censor}] 
  2:  prohibit  esp.  by  legal  means  or  social  pressure;  "Smoking 
  is  banned  in  this  building" 
  3:  ban  from  a  place  of  residence,  as  for  punishment  [syn:  {banish}] 
  4:  expel  from  a  community  or  group  [syn:  {banish},  {ostracize}, 
  {shun},  {cast  out},  {blackball}] 




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