What does the word ban mean?

Usage examples for 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 by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  2. " Watch close, Ban," said the Hawk. – The Passing of Ku Sui by Anthony Gilmore
  3. The room of the tragedy was shut up, a doomed room, " under the ban" forever. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming