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ban

1
Law an official proclamation or public notice, esp of prohibition

ban

2
(in feudal England) the summoning of vassals to perform their military obligations

ban

a monetary unit of Romania and Moldova worth one hundredth of a leu

Ban

 

in Croatia (until 1921) the title of the viceroy; in Yugoslavia (during the period 1929–41) the title of a governor in charge of a banovina. During the years 1939—41 this term was used for the chief executive of autonomous Croatia.


Ban

 

medieval legal term (in Western Europe) signifying, in particular, the right of the head of government to exercise supreme power, such as judicial (as in judicial ban), military (to raise troops and command them, known as military ban), or administrative power in a fortified place (burg ban). In the early Middle Ages, the ban belonged to the king and to responsible state officials; in the period of feudal disintegration, it was transferred to various feudal lords. In Germany, from the tenth century, the creation of so-called regional bans (territory over which one or another ruler held judicial and administrative power) was one of the manifestations of the trend toward formation of territorial principalities.


Ban

 

smaller monetary unit of the Socialist Republic of Rumania; equal to 1/100 leu. Coins of 50,25,15,10,5,3, and 1 ban are in circulation.

BAN

(Body Area Network) A personal wireless network for body-worn sensors. In the U.S., the 2360-2400 MHz frequency band is reserved, and the 2360-2390 range is designated for indoor communications at health care facilities. See wearable computing, WPAN and 802.15.
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Six pupils in RCT were banned for between 10 and 30 days for carrying offensive weapons, while 11 pupils across Wales had their travel suspended for lighting aerosol sprays, in five cases burning seats, and in one in Blaenau Gwent where it was described as being used as a flame-thrower.
To obtain certification, Red Bull Energy Drink and Red Bull Sugar Free were evaluated by NSF to show that what is on the label matches the content of the product, and that there are no banned substances present.
But baseball should have banned the player for an entire season after just one positive test.
In recent years, various California schools have banned the hideous ``Silent Night'' (in Sacramento's San Juan district), banned ``Jingle Bells'' because of offensive religiousness (in Fresno, where outraged parents quickly overturned the ban) and removed red-and-green lights that were seen as a ``provocation'' (in a Newport Beach school).
However, the guns he describes are machine guns, which have been banned by federal law since 1934.
Since enactment of the federal assault-weapons ban in 1994, the proportion of banned assault weapons traced to crimes has dropped 66 percent.
The board in January banned CD, MP3, iPod and other personal music listening devices, as well as handheld games and similar electronic devices.
Contractors, land developers and lobbyists also would be banned from soliciting funds for a political party, ballot measure or charity at a politician's request.
The litigation came after the MPAA banned its member studios, which include its specialty art house divisions, from sending out the ``for your consideration'' screeners.
2) After the MPAA banned pre-Oscar ``screener'' DVDs and video tapes, producers are opting for private showings at theaters, as Fox Searchlight is doing with its upcoming ``In America.