What does the word banns mean?

    Part of speech: imperfect, past participle

  • of Ban

Usage examples for banns

  1. But to be married by banns is considered the most orthodox as well as the most economical way of proceeding. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  2. Tummas, like a wise man, hit while the iron was hot, and pressed for the publication of the banns. – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies
  3. I tremble when I remember that their banns of marriage are already published! – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac