Definitions for: Ban


[n] a bachelor's degree in nursing
[n] a decree that prohibits something
[n] an official prohibition or edict against something
[n] 100 bani equal 1 leu
[v] prohibit esp. by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building"
[v] forbid the public distribution of; as of movies or newspapers
[v] expel from a community or group
[v] ban from a place of residence, as for punishment



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.


Ban, v. i.
To curse; to swear. [Obs.] --Spenser.


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.

Synonyms: Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, banish, banning, blackball, cast out, censor, forbiddance, forbidding, interdiction, ostracise, ostracize, prohibition, proscription, shun

See Also: baccalaureate, bachelor's degree, banning-order, cease and desist order, criminalise, criminalize, decree, disallow, edict, enjoining, enjoinment, expel, fiat, forbid, illegalise, illegalize, injunction, interdict, kick out, leu, order, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, rescript, Romanian monetary unit, rusticate, test ban, throw out, veto

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