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BAN, n.

1. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory.

In a more particular sense,

2. Notice of a marriage proposed, or of a matrimonial contract, proclaimed in a church, that any person may object, if he knows of any kindred between the parties, of any precontract or other just cause, why the marriage should not take place.



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BAN, n.

1. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory.

In a more particular sense,

2. Notice of a marriage proposed, or of a matrimonial contract, proclaimed in a church, that any person may object, if he knows of any kindred between the parties, of any precontract or other just cause, why the marriage should not take place.

BAN, n. [Sax. bannan, abannan, to proclaim; It. bando, a proclamation; Sp. and Port. bando; Fr. ban; Arm. ban; D. and Ger. ban, bannen; Sw. banna, to revile; Dan. band, ban, outlawry; forbander, to curse. Hence banish. The radical sense is to send, thrust or drive. Class Bn, No. 3.]

  1. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory. In a more particular sense,
  2. Notice of a marriage proposed, or of a matrimonial contract, proclaimed in a church, that any person may object, if he knows of any kindred between the parties, of any precontract or other just cause, why the marriage should not take place.
  3. An edict of interdiction or proscription. Hence, to put a prince under the ban of the empire, is to divest him of his dignities, and to interdict all intercourse and all offices of humanity with the offender. Sometimes whole cities have been put under the ban, that is, deprived of their rights and privileges. – Encyc.
  4. Interdiction; prohibition. – Milton.
  5. Curse; excommunication; anathema. – Raleigh.
  6. A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban.
  7. A mulct paid to the bishop by one guilty of sacrilege and other crimes.
  8. In military affairs, a proclamation by beat of drum, requiring a strict observance of discipline, either for declaring a new officer, or for punishing an offender.
  9. In commerce, a smooth, fine muslin, imported faun the East Indies. – Encyc.

BAN, v.i.

To curse. – Spenser.


BAN, v.t.

To curse; to execrate. – Shak. Knolles.


||Ban
  1. A kind of fine muslin, made in the East Indies from the fiber of the banana leaf stalks.
  2. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.
  3. To curse; to invoke evil upon.

    Sir W. Scott.
  4. To curse; to swear.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
  5. An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary] now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.
  6. 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.
  7. To forbid; to interdict.

    Byron.
  8. Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns (the common spelling in this sense).
  9. An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.

    "Under ban to touch." Milton.
  10. A curse or anathema.

    "Hecate's ban." Shak.
  11. 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.

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Ban

BAN, noun

1. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory.

In a more particular sense,

2. Notice of a marriage proposed, or of a matrimonial contract, proclaimed in a church, that any person may object, if he knows of any kindred between the parties, of any precontract or other just cause, why the marriage should not take place.

3. An edict of interdiction or proscription. Hence to put a prince under the ban of the empire, is to divest him of his dignities, and to interdict all intercourse and all offices of humanity with the offender. Sometimes whole cities have been put under the ban that is, deprived of their rights and privileges.

4. Interdiction; prohibition.

5. Curse; excommunication; anathema.

6. A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban

7. A mulct paid to the bishop by one guilty of sacrilege and other crimes.

8. In military affairs, a proclamation by beat of drum, requiring a strict observance of discipline, either for declaring a new officer, or for punishing an offender.

9. In commerce, a smooth fine muslin, imported from the E.Indies.

BAN, verb transitive To curse; to execrate.

BAN, verb intransitive To curse.

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