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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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Book some time the last week of September to read a banned publication.
Banned from the Morrisville, Pa., Borough high school English curriculum (1994) after complaints about its sexual content and objectionable language.
All of it should be banned. It's barbaric and totally unnecessary.
The use of sound systems for making objectionable, sectarian related speeches and sermons has been banned in Islamabad for two months as they can threaten public peace, officials said.
Sugary poison: Carbonated drinks banned in RCB schools
Gulf News took to the streets and asked a cross-section of residents for their take on the ban on smoking in public places and whether they thought people should be banned from smoking in their cars.
France banned headscarves at its state schools in 2004.
The state of Massachusetts has banned a wide variety of materials from entering landfills, including white goods, CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors, curbside recyclables such as cans, bottles and paper, tires, batteries, yard debris and C&D material including concrete, asphalt pavement, bricks, wood and metals.
Nationwide, according to government data, murders committed with knives, clubs and hands are over 20 times more frequent than those committed with the formerly banned firearms.
Simon Clark, director of smokers' lobby group Forest, said: 'These ballots show that people want more no-smoking areas, better ventilation and, in some cases, they support a smoking ban at the bar.': SMOKING BAN VIEWS MIXED:'Smoking shouldn't be banned in pubs.
Under the AEDPA, "material support" already included financing, weapons and explosives, lethal substances, training, personnel, facilities, lodging, safe houses, communications equipment, transportation, and "other physical assets." The PATRIOT Act added a new item to the litany of the banned: "expert advice and assistance." There is no legislative history to explain why the addition was necessary, or what the Justice Department draftsmen had in mind.