verb (debars, debarring, debarred)[with object]
- Exclude or prohibit (someone) officially from doing something: first-round candidates were debarred from standingMore example sentences
exclude, ban, bar, disqualify, disentitle, declare ineligible, preclude, rule out, shut out, lock out, keep out, reject, blackball; say no to, leave out in the cold, give the cold shoulder to, stand in the way of, refuse entrance to; North American disfellowshipprevent, prohibit, proscribe, disallow, ban, interdict, block, stop, curb, restrict, restrain, obstruct, hinder; forbid to; Law enjoin, estop• archaic let
- 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Many Americans believe Article 2 of the constitution, debarring foreign-born citizens from standing as president, to be outdated.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'.