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debar

Pronunciation: /diːˈbɑːr; diːˈbɑː(r)/

Translation of debar in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-rr-)

  • [formal]to debar sb from sth he's been debarred from attending the meetings se lo ha excluido de las reuniones the fact that she didn't have a degree debarred her from promotion el hecho de no tener un título universitario le impedía ascender he was debarred from taking his final exam se le prohibió rendir el examen final he was debarred from holding public office fue inhabilitado para ocupar cargos públicos

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