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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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Additional information about the Massachusetts disposal bans can be found at MassDEP's Web site at www.
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.
The board wants to hear from teachers, bus drivers and others in response to a petition against the ban signed by more than 360 students from 540-student Mojave High School.
And yet, Republicans (and pro-life Democrats) successfully passed a "partial-birth" abortion ban that won 80 percent public support.
Nicholson encourages municipalities to take a look at bylaws elsewhere that ban smoking.
Despite being told he had already been given four life bans, the sheriff told him he would get one last chance.
The facts show no link between accidents or unsafe driving; they show that police traffic radar is prone to mistakes and misuse; and they show that state after state has rejected radar detector bans in favor of preserving the right of drivers to protect themselves against undeserved tickets.
However, despite a reprieve on PS bans, Lowman expects to see some PVC bans proposed in the future as chlorine concerns begin to spread.
Even a smoking ban that completely eliminated exposure to secondhand smoke (which Helena's didn't, since it did not apply to private residences) could not achieve anything like the effect described by Sargent, Shepard, and Glantz, who in any case made no attempt to measure exposure.
The council's unanimous vote, making Los Angeles the nation's largest city to ban beach smoking, came after several health advocates and residents complained about smokers littering the coast with cigarette butts and endangering beachgoers with secondhand smoke.
Few Board of Health officials would dare uphold the rights of a smoker and risk endangering state funding, so the support of Boards of Health for home smoking bans is all but certain.