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verb (bans, banning, banned)

[with object]

noun

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  • 1An official or legal prohibition: a proposed ban on cigarette advertising a three-year driving ban
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    • Hunt supporters were today preparing a legal challenge to the ban on hunting which they claim will put more than 250 people out of work across Hampshire.
    • The government of Indian-administered Kashmir is to launch a legal challenge to a ban on the weaving and trading of the world's most expensive shahtoosh shawl.
    • The Times & Citizen leads with the report that the Oakley Hunt is vowing to continue despite the possibility of a legal ban on fox-hunting.
    Synonyms
    prohibition, veto, proscription, embargo, bar, suppression, stoppage, interdict, interdiction, moratorium, injunction
  • 1.1An official exclusion of a person from an organization, country, or activity: a ban on dangerous jet-ski riders
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    • But investor groups want an out-right ban on analysts participating in all investment banking activities.
    • He said it was a very well known fact that the penalty for dragging the association to the court of law was a life ban from all football activities organised under the auspices of FAZ.
    • It notes the evidence before the domestic courts to the effect that the European countries operating a blanket legal ban on homosexuals in their armed forces are now in a small minority.
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  • 1.2 historical A sentence of outlawry: the Presbyterians were under the ban of the law
  • 2 archaic A curse: the land might be smitten by the ban which once fell upon the Canaanites
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    • Once enacted, the ban cannot be undone, even if the person has a change of heart, Severns said…
    • He said soccer fans were an integral part of the soccer revolution anywhere in the world and cited cases when teams had failed to perform well once a ban was imposed on them to play in an empty stadium.

Derivatives

bannable

adjective
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  • I've found a way to write a bannable book but not have it banned.
  • Pretty soon he's going to install a feature that automatically bans people if they even think of posting anything bannable.
  • I have never seen a game in which there was a clear list of bannable offences posted on the website.

Origin

Old English bannan 'summon by a public proclamation', of Germanic origin, reinforced by Old Norse banna 'curse, prohibit'; the noun is partly from Old French ban 'proclamation, summons, banishment'.

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Pronunciation: /bɑːn
 
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noun (plural bani /ˈbɑːni/)

  • A monetary unit of Romania, equal to one hundredth of a leu.
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    • If you want milk you have to ask for it and it costs extra (often 50 bani or 5000 old lei) and is usually a single creamer and not real milk.
    • It costs 50 bani, which is about 8 cents Australian.
    • Bus, tram and trolleybus tickets cost 70 bani and can be purchased at any RATB kiosk.

Origin

Romanian.

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