She likened France's ban to the bans in Mideast countries on Western clothing, and said both were equally insidious.
New York blinks in the face of uncertainty and bans hydraulic fracturing.
A new law that went into effect this month bans the sale of 190-proof grain alcohol such as Everclear.
Such bans are not subject to any procedural consistency; different departments can call for bans.
Russia bans Lace Panties: Say goodbye to lacy undergarments in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus!
The moralist who bans passion is not of our time; his place these many years is with the dead.
Nothing remained to be done but to publish the bans and fix the date.
There, too, were the bans of her brother Maurice published, and there he was married.
The last publication of the bans of marriage in Massachusetts.
It is the blood-tie that bans marriage within the totem group, not the common totem.
Old English bannan "to summon, command, proclaim," from Proto-Germanic *bannan "proclaim, command, forbid" (cf. Old High German bannan "to command or forbid under threat of punishment," German bannen "banish, expel, curse"), originally "to speak publicly," from PIE root *bha- (2) "to speak" (cf. Old Irish bann "law," Armenian ban "word;" see fame (n.)).
Main modern sense of "to prohibit" (late 14c.) is from Old Norse cognate banna "to curse, prohibit," and probably in part from Old French ban, which meant "outlawry, banishment," among other things (see banal) and was a borrowing from Germanic. The sense evolution in Germanic was from "speak" to "proclaim a threat" to (in Norse, German, etc.) "curse."
The Germanic root, borrowed in Latin and French, has been productive, e.g. banish, bandit, contraband, etc. Related: Banned; banning. Banned in Boston dates from 1920s, in allusion to the excessive zeal and power of that city's Watch and Ward Society.
"edict of prohibition," c.1300, "proclamation or edict of an overlord," from Old English (ge)bann "proclamation, summons, command" and Old French ban, both from Germanic; see ban (v.).
"governor of Croatia," from Serbo-Croatian ban "lord, master, ruler," from Persian ban "prince, lord, chief, governor," related to Sanskrit pati "guards, protects." Hence banat "district governed by a ban," with Latinate suffix -atus. The Persian word got into Slavic perhaps via the Avars.