Ban

Definition of Ban

Pronunciation: bănd
n.1.A kind of fine muslin, made in the East Indies from the fiber of the banana leaf stalks.
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.Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns (the common spelling in this sense).
4.An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.
5.A curse or anathema.
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.
v. t.1.To curse; to invoke evil upon.
[imp. & p. p. Banned (bănd); p. pr. & vb. n. Banning.]
2.To forbid; to interdict.
v. i.1.To curse; to swear.
n.1.An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.

Related Words

Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, abscind, amputate, anathema, annihilate, banish, banishment, bar out, barring, blackball, blackballing, blacklist, blasphemy, blockade, bob, boycott, boycottage, cast out, categorically reject, circumscription, clip, commination, complaint, contraband, count out, crop, cull, curse, cut, cut away, cut off, cut out, damnation, debar, debarment, debarring, demarcation, denial, denunciation, deny, deport, dim view, disagreement, disallowance, disappointment, disapprobation, disapproval, disapprove, disapprove of, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, disenchantment, disesteem, disfavor, disfellowship, disgruntlement, disillusion, disillusionment, displeasure, disrespect, dissatisfaction, dissent, dissent from, distaste, dock, eliminate, embargo, enjoin, enucleate, eradicate, evil eye, except, exception, excise, exclude from, exclusion, excommunicate, excommunication, execration, exile, expatriate, expel, extinguish, extirpate, extradite, forbid, forbiddance, forbidden fruit, forbidding, freeze out, frown at, frown down, frown upon, fugitate, fulmination, grimace at, hex, ignore, imprecation, inadmissibility, index, index expurgatorius, index librorum prohibitorum, indignation, inhibit, inhibition, injunction, interdict, interdiction, interdictum, isolate, keep out, knock off, law, leave out, lock out, lockout, look askance at, look black upon, lop, low estimation, low opinion, malison, malocchio, mutilate, narrowing, nip, no-no, nonadmission, not approve, not go for, not hear of, not hold with, object, object to, objection, omission, omit, oppose, opposition, opposure, ostracism, ostracization, ostracize, pare, pass over, peel, pick out, preclude, preclusion, prevent, prevention, prohibitory injunction, proscribe, proscription, protest, prune, refusal, refuse, reject, rejection, relegate, relegation, repress, repression, repudiate, repudiation, restriction, restrictive covenants, root out, rule out, ruling out, rusticate, say no to, send away, send down, send to Coventry, set apart, set aside, shave, shear, shut out, snub, spurn, stamp out, statute, strike off, strip, strip off, sumptuary laws, suppress, suppression, take exception to, take off, take out, think ill of, think little of, thrust out, thumb down, thumbs-down, thundering, transport, truncate, unhappiness, view with disfavor, whammy, wipe out, zoning, zoning laws
Word:

Browse

Balsamorhiza
Balsamous
balsamroot
Balter
Baltic
Baltimore bird
Baluster
Balustered
Balustrade
Balzac
Balzacian
bam
Bambino
Bambocciade
Bamboo
Bamboo partridge
Bamboo rat
Bamboozle
Bamboozler
Bambuseae
-Ban-
Ban of the empire
Banal
Banality
Banana
Banana bird
Banana quit
Banana solution
Banat
Banc
Bancal
Banco
Band
Band fish
Band pulley
Band saw
Band-Aid
Bandage
Bandala
Bandanna
Bandbox
# 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

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy