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tr.v. de·barred, de·bar·ring, de·bars
1. To exclude or shut out; bar.
2. To forbid, hinder, or prevent.

[Middle English debarren, from Old French desbarer, to unbar : des-, de- + barer, to bar (from barre, bar; see bar1).]

de·bar′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.debarment - the state of being debarred (excluded from enjoying certain possessions or rights or practices)
exclusion - the state of being excluded
2.debarment - the act of prevention by legal means; "they achieved his debarment from holding public office"
temporary removal, suspension - a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)
prevention, bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"


nAusschluss m; his debarment from the clubsein Ausschluss aus dem Klub
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