verb (debars, debarring, debarred)[with object] (usually be debarred)
- Exclude or prohibit (someone) officially from doing something: people declaring that they were HIV-positive could be debarred entryMore example sentences
- They say that's a financial interest that debars us from having an exemption.
- Many Americans believe Article 2 of the constitution, debarring foreign-born citizens from standing as president, to be outdated.
- When an allegation is made, the member is debarred, or effectively suspended, as they are not allowed to take part in any GAA activity.
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- The Association must hold steadfast on the suspension and debarment.
- We've been co-operating with these law enforcement agencies of our member countries to bring such matters to their attention, so it's certainly in no way finished simply because we announce a debarment.
- ‘Typically, in the past, debarments have lasted three to five years for lesser infractions,’ he says.
late Middle English: from French débarrer, from Old French desbarrer 'unbar', from des- (expressing reversal) + barrer 'to bar'.