Part of speech: verb

To place under a ban; anathematize; issue a ban.

Part of speech: noun

A proclamation; a sentence of outlawry; excommunication; oath; curse.

Part of speech: noun

An announcement of intention to marry.

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Usage examples "ban":

  1. The scarlet stains upon the body, and especially upon the face, of the victim were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow- men. - "Selections From Poe", J. Montgomery Gambrill.
  2. " Watch close, Ban," said the Hawk. - "The Passing of Ku Sui", Anthony Gilmore.
  3. The room of the tragedy was shut up, a doomed room, " under the ban" forever. - "A Terrible Secret", May Agnes Fleming.