banns

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banns

also bans  (bănz)
pl.n.
An announcement, especially in a church, of an intended marriage.

[Middle English banes, pl. of ban, proclamation, from Old English gebann and from Old French ban (of Germanic origin; see bhā- in Indo-European roots).]

banns

(bænz) or

bans

pl n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the public declaration of an intended marriage, usually formally announced on three successive Sundays in the parish churches of both the betrothed
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) forbid the banns to raise an objection to a marriage announced in this way
[C14: plural of bann proclamation; see ban1]

banns

(bænz)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
notice of an intended marriage posted by a church.
[1540–50; variant of bans, pl. of ban2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banns - a public announcement of a proposed marriagebanns - a public announcement of a proposed marriage
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
promulgation, announcement - a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen; "the announcement appeared in the local newspaper"; "the promulgation was written in English"
Translations

banns

[bænz] NPLamonestaciones fpl
to put up or call the bannscorrer las amonestaciones

banns

[ˈbænz] nplbans mpl (de mariage)

banns

pl (Eccl) → Aufgebot nt; to read the bannsdas Aufgebot verlesen; where are you having your banns called?wo haben Sie das Aufgebot bestellt?

banns

[bænz] nplpubblicazioni fpl (di matrimonio)
to read or publish the banns → esporre le pubblicazioni
References in classic literature ?
The idea of Edward's being a clergyman, and living in a small parsonage-house, diverted him beyond measure;--and when to that was added the fanciful imagery of Edward reading prayers in a white surplice, and publishing the banns of marriage between John Smith and Mary Brown, he could conceive nothing more ridiculous.
Harry proclaimed banns of marriage for Gavin Campbell and Stephanie Knapton for the second time.
The highpoint was a theatrical reading of the banns of marriage for the union of the British North American colonies.