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ban 1

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.]

ban 2

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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.banned - forbidden by lawbanned - forbidden by law      
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
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And not only this, but to that ever-contracting, dropping circle ashore, who, for any reason, possessed the privilege of a less banned approach to him; to that timid circle the above hinted casualty --remaining, as it did, moodily unaccounted for by Ahab --invested itself with terrors, not entirely underived from the land of spirits and of wails.
Much must be ascribed also to his sheer radicalism--the instinct to fly violently against whatever was conventionally accepted and violently to flaunt his adherence to whatever was banned.
In Carmarthenshire, a pupil was banned for 10 days in 2009-10 for an act of gross indecency, another for five days for inappropriate sexual behaviour in 2010-11 and another for five days in 2009-10 for "physically interfering with a female passenger".
DC Woodall said: "This was a lengthy investigation that resulted in 58 people being banned from football matches for a considerable period of time.
Beverly Hills, San Fernando, Huntington Beach, San Francisco, Calabasas and San Diego are among the California cities that have banned smoking at public recreation areas.
have banned disposal of C&D in landfills until it goes through a recycling plant.
But in the case of Florida State, which successfully petitioned the NCAA to drop it from the list of banned mascots, the issue is far from clear-cut.
Many governments and religions have banned and burned books--and at times their authors as well.
The argument that these technologies will simply move to more favorable jurisdictions if they are banned in any one country may or may not carry weight; it all depends on what they are and what the purpose of the regulation is.