noun (used with a plural verb)Ecclesiastical.
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Origin of banns
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bannsbanns , bans
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A source close to Zuckerberg has said the timing of the banns was purely coincidental, since the IPO date was a “moving target.”Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s Wedding Calculus|Rebecca Dana|May 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Then again there is her strange behavior when Joern announces that he has arranged for the publishing of the banns.Sleep Walking and Moon Walking|Isidor Isaak Sadger
The banns were verbally published after the benediction following the conclusion of the Mass.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Suppose now—the banns have been read, the wedding is under way, but the little one sleeps in the forest.Plays by August Strindberg, Fourth Series|August Strindberg