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ban

verb abrogate, banish, bar, block, censor, check, declare illegal, deny, disallow, disqualify, embargo, enjoin, estop, exclude, forbid, foreclose, forfend, interdict, obstruct, outlaw, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, refuse, refuse permission, repress, restrain, say no to, shut off, shut out, stay, stop, suppress, taboo, veto, withhold permission
Associated concepts: ban on Sunday sales
See also: bar, block, boycott, censor, constrain, countermand, debar, deter, disapprobation, eliminate, embargo, enjoin, estop, estoppel, exclude, exclusion, expulsion, forbid, inhibit, injunction, obstruction, ostracism, preclude, prohibit, prohibition, proscribe, proscription, refusal, rejection, relegate, restrain, restraint, suppress, veto

ban

an official proclamation or public notice of prohibition.

BAN, A proclamation, or public notice any summons or edict by which a thing is forbidden or commanded. Vide Bans of Matrimony; Proclamation; Cowell's Interp.

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His protruding eyes and antennae-like ears were turning constantly hither and thither, for Thar Ban was yet in the country of the enemy, and, too, there was always the menace of the great white apes, which, John Carter was wont to say, are the only creatures that can arouse in the breasts of these fierce denizens of the dead sea-bottoms even the remotest semblance of fear.
In the centre of the plaza Thar Ban saw the figure of a red woman.
Thar Ban watched until he had disappeared within the yawning portal.
As Thar Ban reached the side of his mount he snatched his long radium rifle from its boot, and, wheeling, poured three shots into the oncoming red men.
Then Thar Ban vaulted to the back of his thoat, Thuvia of Ptarth still in his arms, and with a savage cry of triumph disappeared down the black canyon of the Avenue of Quays between the sullen palaces of forgotten Aaanthor.
Turning quickly toward his flier, he was soon rising from the plaza in pursuit of Thar Ban.
She spurred Washoe Ban in pursuit, but he could not hold his own with the mad mare, and dropped gradually behind.
Lute followed unhesitatingly, putting Ban through the gap in the fence and plunging on into the thicket.
When she turned at a sharp angle into the thicket-land beyond, Lute took the long diagonal, skirted the ticket, and reined in Ban at the other side.
More than anything, we want to provide businesses and trash haulers with the information and assistance they need to comply with the waste bans," says MassDEP Commissioner Robert W.
The Marriage Protection Act passes 233-194 and strips courts of their jurisdiction to rule on challenges to state bans on gay marriage under the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act.