verb (used with object), de·barred, de·bar·ring.
Origin of debar
Examples from the Web for debar
At DeBar's words the blood leaped swiftly through Philip's veins, and he laughed as he flung the outlaw's hand from his arm.Philip Steele of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police|James Oliver Curwood
"I will debar any man who uses that tone again," said Reddy, never moving a muscle.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Placing it before the irate lady, he fled as though determined to debar a third repudiation.A Versailles Christmas-Tide|Mary Stuart Boyd
At that he laughed, said he was also married, with a wife in the States, but that does not debar him from having a good time.A Woman who went to Alaska|May Kellogg Sullivan
You are the very image of Debar, and then your name sounds so much like his.The White Rose of Memphis|William C. Falkner
British Dictionary definitions for debar
verb -bars, -barring or -barred
Word Origin and History for debar
early 15c., "to shut out, exclude," from French débarrer, from Old French desbarer (12c., which, however, meant only "to unbar, unbolt," the meaning turned around in French as the de- was felt in a different sense), from des- (see dis-) + barrer "to bar" (see bar (n.1)). Related: Debarment; debarred.