noun (used with a plural verb)Ecclesiastical.
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New York blinks in the face of uncertainty and bans hydraulic fracturing.
UNO currently bans students from smoking in their own cars on campus, despite the fact that it has no legal grounds to do so.The University Of New Orleans’ Cigarette Ban Is Total BS|Chloé Valdary|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These bans were briefly lifted in 1999 by Miss America CEO Robert Beck; they were quickly reinstated, and Beck was fired.
Not to be outdone, North Korea bans all religious practice of any kind.State Department Highlights Actual Oppression Against Christians|Jay Michaelson|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Britain, bans on same-sex marriages were described as “a form of sexual apartheid.”
Out of the chaos, as he stood looking at them with his mouth open, came the word "bans," and smote him like a blast of East wind.A Man of Means|P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
But he runs the risk of the Quis tulerit Gracchos retort when he bans "all punsters and conundrum makers."Mr. Punch's History of Modern England, Vol. I (of 4).--1841-1857|Charles L. Graves
The moralist who bans passion is not of our time; his place these many years is with the dead.Little Essays of Love and Virtue|Havelock Ellis
A hundred thousand bans and maledictions fall upon Mercury and Haas, the architect, who sent for me to look at it!The Man-Wolf and Other Tales|Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
Henry thought that was no reason for Patty's staying at home; she ought rather to go and hear the bans were cried all right.Put Yourself in His Place|Charles Reade