A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.
A calling together of the king's (esp. the French king's) vassals for military service; also, the body of vassals thus assembled or summoned. In present usage, in France and Prussia, the most effective part of the population liable to military duty and not in the standing army.
An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.
A curse or anathema.
To curse; to invoke evil upon.
To forbid; to interdict.
To curse; to swear.
An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.
to forbid by law, prohibit (Housing developments have been banned in some areas of the Pinelands.)
A King's power to command or prohibit any action, under pain of punishment or death, usually because of a break in the "King's Peace." Also a royal proclamation, either of a call to arms or a decree of outlawry. In clerical terms, a ban was an excommunication or condemnation by the church.
A King's power to command and prohibit under pain of punishment or death, mainly used because of a break in the King's Peace. Also a royal proclamation, either of a call to arms, or a decree of outlawry. In clerical terms, an excommunication on condemnation by the church. (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms) Power originally wielded by the king, but later assumed by counts and castellans to exploit men and levy dues and services in return for protection. Hence ban infÃ©rieur, seigneurie banale, etc. (Duby, Georges. Rural Economy and Country Life in the Medieval West, 554) A ruler or governor of a large province, usually a subordinate of the King of Hungary (or historically so). The title was used in the western Balkans in Bosnia, Croatia, Slavonia, and Macva. On occassion a banship became hereditary. Sometimes bans were able to achieve considerable, if not complete, independence. (Fine, John V.A. Jr. The Late Medieval Balkans, 621) Related terms: Banate
an official prohibition or edict against something
prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; "Smoking is banned in this building"
forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
(n): an order forbidding something, esp. officially.
to banish; to curse; to forbid
A ban is, generally, any decree that prohibits something.