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 for BAN
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ban \Ban\ (b[a^]n), n.
     A kind of fine muslin, made in the East Indies from the fiber
     of the banana leaf stalks.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ban \Ban\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Banned (b[a^]nd); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Banning.] [OE. bannen, bannien, to summon, curse, AS.
     bannan to summon; akin to Dan. bande, forbande, to curse, Sw.
     banna to revile, bannas to curse. See Ban an edict, and cf.
     1. To curse; to invoke evil upon. --Sir W. Scott.
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     2. To forbid; to interdict. --Byron.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ban \Ban\ (b[a^]n), n. [AS. bann command, edict; akin to D. ban,
     Icel. bann, Dan. band, OHG. ban, G. bann, a public
     proclamation, as of interdiction or excommunication, Gr.
     fa`nai to say, L. fari to speak, Skr. bhan to speak; cf. F.
     ban, LL. bannum, of G. origin. [root]86. Cf. Abandon,
     1. A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice,
        mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public
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     2. (Feudal & Mil.) 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.
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     3. pl. Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church.
        See Banns (the common spelling in this sense).
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     4. An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription. "Under ban
        to touch." --Milton.
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     5. A curse or anathema. "Hecate's ban." --Shak.
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     6. A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for
        offending against a ban; as, a mulct paid to a bishop by
        one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes.
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     Ban of the empire (German Hist.), an imperial interdict by
        which political rights and privileges, as those of a
        prince, city, or district, were taken away.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ban \Ban\, v. i.
     To curse; to swear. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ban \Ban\, n. [Serv. ban; cf. Russ. & Pol. pan a master, lord,
     Per. ban.]
     An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of
     Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a decree that prohibits something [syn: prohibition,
           ban, proscription]
      2: 100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova
      3: 100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania
      4: an official prohibition or edict against something [syn:
         ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding]
      5: a bachelor's degree in nursing [syn: Bachelor of Arts in
         Nursing, BAN]
      v 1: forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
           [syn: ban, censor]
      2: prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure;
         "Smoking is banned in this building"
      3: ban from a place of residence, as for punishment [syn:
         banish, ban]
      4: expel from a community or group [syn: banish, ban,
         ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  219 Moby Thesaurus words for "ban":
     Eighteenth Amendment, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, abscind,
     amputate, anathema, annihilate, banish, banishment, bar, bar out,
     barring, blackball, blackballing, blacklist, blasphemy, blockade,
     bob, boycott, boycottage, cast out, categorically reject,
     circumscription, clip, commination, complaint, contraband,
     count out, crop, cull, curse, cut, cut away, cut off, cut out,
     damnation, debar, debarment, debarring, demarcation, denial,
     denunciation, deny, deport, dim view, disagreement, disallow,
     disallowance, disappointment, disapprobation, disapproval,
     disapprove, disapprove of, discontent, discontentedness,
     discontentment, disenchantment, disesteem, disfavor, disfellowship,
     disgruntlement, disillusion, disillusionment, displeasure,
     disrespect, dissatisfaction, dissent, dissent from, distaste, dock,
     eliminate, embargo, enjoin, enucleate, eradicate, evil eye, except,
     exception, excise, exclude, exclude from, exclusion, excommunicate,
     excommunication, execration, exile, expatriate, expel, extinguish,
     extirpate, extradite, forbid, forbiddance, forbidden fruit,
     forbidding, freeze out, frown at, frown down, frown upon, fugitate,
     fulmination, grimace at, hex, ignore, imprecation, inadmissibility,
     index, index expurgatorius, index librorum prohibitorum,
     indignation, inhibit, inhibition, injunction, interdict,
     interdiction, interdictum, isolate, keep out, knock off, law,
     leave out, lock out, lockout, look askance at, look black upon,
     lop, low estimation, low opinion, malison, malocchio, mutilate,
     narrowing, nip, no-no, nonadmission, not approve, not go for,
     not hear of, not hold with, object, object to, objection, omission,
     omit, oppose, opposition, opposure, ostracism, ostracization,
     ostracize, outlaw, pare, pass over, peel, pick out, preclude,
     preclusion, prevent, prevention, prohibit, prohibition,
     prohibitory injunction, proscribe, proscription, protest, prune,
     refusal, refuse, reject, rejection, relegate, relegation, repress,
     repression, repudiate, repudiation, restriction,
     restrictive covenants, root out, rule out, ruling out, rusticate,
     say no to, send away, send down, send to Coventry, set apart,
     set aside, shave, shear, shut out, snub, spurn, stamp out, statute,
     strike off, strip, strip off, sumptuary laws, suppress,
     suppression, taboo, take exception to, take off, take out,
     think ill of, think little of, thrust out, thumb down, thumbs-down,
     thundering, transport, truncate, unhappiness, view with disfavor,
     whammy, wipe out, zoning, zoning laws

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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 

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