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.
in either of those cases, I make it a condition of his receiving the legacy that he shall be married within the period of Six calendar months from the day of my decease; that the woman he marries shall not be a widow; and that his marriage shall be a marriage by Banns, publicly celebrated in the parish church of Ossory -- where he has been known from his childhood, and where the family and circumstances of his future wife are likely to be the subject of public interest and inquiry.
I conceived the idea that the time when the banns were read and when the clergyman said, "Ye are now to declare it
Nay, that shall not be," protested the Bishop; "the banns must be cried three times in the church.
In spite of all these various events which kept the town in the choicest gossip, the banns were published in the churches and at the mayor's office.
Izz mentioned the omission of the banns to Mrs Crick, and Mrs Crick assumed a matron's privilege of speaking to Angel on the point.
Let the banns be called and I will compose a nuptial song.
But tell me first, thinkest thou, lad, that thy true love hath spirit enough to marry thee were ye together in church, the banns published, and the priest found, even were her father to say her nay?
It is strange to think that Peter did not alight in the church and forbid the banns [formal announcement of a marriage].
All that you will have to do is, to take care that your young lady doesn't fall to Jack, and you to Gill, by mistake--and there you are, married by banns.
She had a fancy for something rural, and, besides, no one would be in London then, so she left her boxes for a few weeks at Oniton Grange, and her banns were duly published in the parish church, and for a couple of days the little town, dreaming between the ruddy hills, was roused by the clang of our civilization, and drew up by the roadside to let the motors pass.
Let us have some music, Miss Sedley--Amelia," said George, who felt at that moment an extraordinary, almost irresistible impulse to seize the above-mentioned young woman in his arms, and to kiss her in the face of the company; and she looked at him for a moment, and if I should say that they fell in love with each other at that single instant of time, I should perhaps be telling an untruth, for the fact is that these two young people had been bred up by their parents for this very purpose, and their banns had, as it were, been read in their respective families any time these ten years.