Associations to the word «Ban»


BAN, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To summon; call out.
BAN, verb. (transitive) To anathematise; pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon; place under a ban.
BAN, verb. (transitive) To curse; execrate.
BAN, verb. (transitive) To prohibit; interdict; proscribe; forbid or block from participation.
BAN, verb. (intransitive) To curse; utter curses or maledictions.
BAN, noun. Prohibition
BAN, noun. A public proclamation or edict; a summons by public proclamation. Chiefly, in early use, a summons to arms.
BAN, noun. The gathering of the (French) king's vassals for war; the whole body of vassals so assembled, or liable to be summoned; originally, the same as arrière-ban: in the 16th c., French usage created a distinction between ban and arrière-ban, for which see the latter word.
BAN, noun. (obsolete) A curse or anathema.
BAN, noun. A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban, such as a mulct paid to a bishop by one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes.
BAN, noun. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Romanian leu
BAN, noun. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Moldovan leu
BAN, noun. A unit measuring information or entropy based on base-ten logarithms, rather than the base-two logarithms that define the bit.
BAN, noun. A title used in several states in central and south-eastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.

Dictionary definition

BAN, noun. A decree that prohibits something.
BAN, noun. 100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova.
BAN, noun. 100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania.
BAN, noun. An official prohibition or edict against something.
BAN, noun. A bachelor's degree in nursing.
BAN, verb. Forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper).
BAN, verb. Prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building".
BAN, verb. Ban from a place of residence, as for punishment.
BAN, verb. Expel from a community or group.

Wise words

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