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[ban-it, bah-nit]
  1. a fertile low-lying region extending through parts of Hungary, Romania, and Serbia.
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Origin of Banat

< Serbo-Croatian Bànāt < Medieval Latin Banātus (Temesiēnsis); see ban3, -ate3
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Examples from the Web for banat

Historical Examples

  • Like a Banat charger I had a kick in me, after all their teaching and training.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II)

    Charles James Lever

  • On October 29, 1918, one could say that all military power in the Banat was at an end.

  • And that does not take into account the western Banat and other Yugoslav territories.

  • It was better to remain in the Banat if one had anything to lose.

  • Banat, which gives us wheat; Tisza, wine; the mountain, gold and salt.

British Dictionary definitions for banat


  1. a fertile plain extending through Hungary, Romania, and Serbia
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