[ dih-bahr ]
/ dɪˈbɑr /

verb (used with object), de·barred, de·bar·ring.

to shut out or exclude from a place or condition: to debar all those who are not members.
to hinder or prevent; prohibit: to debar an action.

Origin of debar

1400–50; late Middle English <Middle French, Old French desbarrer to lock out, bar. See de-, bar1


de·bar·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for debar

/ (dɪˈbɑː) /

verb -bars, -barring or -barred

(tr usually foll by from) to exclude from a place, a right, etc; bar

Derived forms of debar

debarment, noun

undefined debar

See disbar
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