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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 wearables, WPAN and 802.15.
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Those advocating a step-by-step process insistthat a ban would be too radical and therefore unacceptable to Congress and the public.
The reason I noted that life extension coupled with diminished capability can create negative externalities was not to suggest that we should ban or regulate such procedures.
If e very one of those bans can be discussed and debated, then the citizens would discover the empty rhetoric of bans.
In examining the effects of 100-percent smoke-free bans in workplaces, bars, and restaurants, this paper addresses the limitations of the previous literature in three ways.
One analysis showed that the workers had, on average, fewer white blood cells in their bloodstreams 2 months after the ban took effect than they did before--a sign of reduced inflammation.
This fall, voters in Wisconsin and at least five other states will weigh in on whether to ban same-sex marriage within their borders.
29--The Massachusetts legislature passes a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage but legalize civil unions, by a tally of 105-92.
MOJAVE - Mojave Unified School District will survey employees about the district ban against personal music players on campus aimed at shielding youngsters from vulgar music lyrics.
Having won this fight, they will go on to legislate bans against other abortion procedures, eventually making abortions almost impossible to obtain.
In Europe, industry groups strongly opposed the bans arguing that the chemicals were necessary in fire prevention.