Webster 1913 Edition
A kind of fine muslin, made in the East Indies from the fiber of the banana leaf stalks.
A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.
(Feudal & Mil.)
A calling together of the king’s (esp. the French king's) vassals for military service; also, the body of vassals thus assembled or summoned. In present usage, in France and Prussia, the most effective part of the population liable to military duty and not in the standing army.
Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See
Banns(the common spelling in this sense).
An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.“Under ban to touch.”
A curse or anathema.“Hecate's ban.”
A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban; as, a mulct paid to a bishop by one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes.
Ban of the empire
an imperial interdict by which political rights and privileges, as those of a prince, city, or district, were taken away.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To curse; to invoke evil upon.
Sir W. Scott.
To forbid; to interdict.
To curse; to swear.
ban; cf. Russ. & Pol.
pana master, lord, Per.
An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory.
In a more particular sense,
2.Notice of a marriage proposed, or of a matrimonial contract, proclaimed in a church, that any person may object, if he knows of any kindred between the parties, of any precontract or other just cause, why the marriage should not take place.