browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
debarred

more about debarred

debarred


  1  definition  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. 




more about debarred