[ dih-bahr ]
/ dɪˈbɑr /
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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.
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Origin of debar
OTHER WORDS FROM debarde·bar·ment, noun
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How to use debar in a sentence
They were subject to the same educational debarment and were the victims of the same snobbery and intolerance.Woman in Science|John Augustine Zahm
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 debardebarment, noun
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