arrière-ban


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ar·ri·ère-ban

 (ăr′ē-âr-bän′, -băn′)
n.
1. A medieval royal proclamation by which vassals were summoned to military service.
2. The vassals summoned.

[French, from Old French ariere-ban, alteration (influenced by arere, behind) of herban; see koro- in Indo-European roots.]

arrière-ban

(arjɛrbɑ̃)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in medieval France) a summons to the king's vassals to do military service
2. (Military) (in medieval France) a summons to the king's vassals to do military service
3. (Historical Terms) the vassals so assembled for military service
4. (Military) the vassals so assembled for military service
[C16: changed from Old French herban call to arms, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German heriban, from heri army + ban summons, ban2]

ar•ri•ère-ban

(ˈær i ɛrˈbæn, -ˈbɑ̃)

n.
1. the summoning of the king's vassals for military service in medieval France.
2. the vassals summoned.
[1515–25; < French]