Definition of ban:
- 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.
- A curse or anathema.
- 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.
- A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.
- An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.
- An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.
- Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns ( the common spelling in this sense).
- To curse; to invoke evil upon.
- To curse; to swear.
- To forbid; to interdict.
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exclude (part of speech: verb)
- dissuade (part of speech: verb)
exclusion (part of speech: noun)
- prohibit (part of speech: verb)
- prohibition (part of speech: noun)
But the deacons ruled his Church, and many of them were hard and exacting men- men with the eye and heart of Simon of old, who, while they would welcome Christ to meat, would put the ban upon 'the woman who was a sinner.- "Lancashire Idylls (1898)", Marshall Mather.
Yet, because Alan had chosen rather to form a blameless union of pure affection with a woman who was in every way his moral and mental superior, but in despite of the conventional ban of society, Dr. Merrick had cast him off as an open reprobate.- "The Woman Who Did", Grant Allen.
- "Point Spread Poems", Paul Cameron Brown.