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prohibited; forbidden, barred; outlawed: Smoking is now banned in most restaurants.
Not to be confused with:
band – group of musicians: a jazz band; a gang: a band of thieves; a thin, flat strip of material for binding; a stripe used as decoration; a ring: a wedding band
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tr.v. banned, ban·ning, bans
a. To prohibit (an action) or forbid the use of (something), especially by official decree: banned smoking in theaters; banned pesticides in parks. See Synonyms at forbid.
b. To refuse to allow (someone) to do something, go somewhere, or be a participant; exclude: a coach who was banned from the sidelines for two games; a gambler who was banned from the club.
2. South African Under the former system of apartheid, to deprive (a person suspected of illegal activity) of the right of free movement and association with others.
3. Archaic To curse.
1. An excommunication or condemnation by church officials.
2. A prohibition imposed by law or official decree.
3. Censure, condemnation, or disapproval expressed especially by public opinion.
4. A summons to arms in feudal times.
5. Archaic A curse; an imprecation.
[Middle English bannen, to summon, banish, curse, from Old English bannan, to summon, and from Old Norse banna, to prohibit, curse; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]
n. pl. ba·ni (bä′nē)
A unit of currency equal to 1/100 of the primary unit of currency in Romania and Moldova.
[Romanian, coin, coin of small worth, perhaps of Germanic origin and akin to Old High German ban, official proclamation, command (the original medieval Romanian coin being so called because coins were necessary to pay fines and feudal dues) and to Old English bannan, to summon; see ban1.]
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banned→ مُحَرّم zakázaný forbudt verboten απαγορευμένος prohibido kielletty interdit zabranjen proibito 禁止された 금지된 verbannen forbudt zakazany banido запрещенный förbjuden ถูกห้าม yasaklanmış bị cấm 被取缔的
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