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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Debar  \De*bar"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Debarred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Debarring}.]  [Pref.  de-  +  bar.] 
  To  cut  off  from  entrance,  as  if  by  a  bar  or  barrier;  to 
  preclude;  to  hinder  from  approach,  entry,  or  enjoyment;  to 
  shut  out  or  exclude;  to  deny  or  refuse;  --  with  from  and 
  sometimes  with  of 
 
  Yet  not  so  strictly  hath  our  Lord  imposed  Labor,  as  to 
  debar  us  when  we  need  Refreshment.  --Milton. 
 
  Their  wages  were  so  low  as  to  debar  them  not  only  from 
  the  comforts  but  from  the  common  decencies  of  civilized 
  life.  --Buckle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  debar 
  v  1:  bar  temporarily;  from  school,  office,  etc  [syn:  {suspend}] 
  2:  prevent  the  occurrence  of  prevent  from  happening;  "Let's 
  avoid  a  confrontation";  "head  off  a  confrontation";  "avert 
  a  strike"  [syn:  {obviate},  {deflect},  {avert},  {head  off}, 
  {stave  off},  {fend  off},  {avoid},  {ward  off}] 
  3:  prevent  from  entering;  keep  out  "He  was  barred  from 
  membership  in  the  club"  [syn:  {bar},  {exclude}] 




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