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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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All trade in animal furs and hides should be banned and anyone with any morals would agree.
The process of preparing fruits and vegetables through calcium carbohydrate was declared illegal and the cooking of fruits and vegetables without the natural and scientifically safe procedure banned.
A Filipina housewife, Delhia Peneyra, 49, feels that smoking should be banned in both public and private areas.
Other items banned include sub-standard ice cream and other similar products due to the potential use of non-food grade colours, flavours and other hazardous ingredients.
According to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the proportion of crimes committed with banned assault weapons has dropped 65.8 percent since 1995.
The argument that these technologies will simply move to more favorable jurisdictions if they are banned in any one country may or may not carry weight; it all depends on what they are and what the purpose of the regulation is.
Thus, the judges concluded, "it was not enough for the EPA to show, as it did in this case, that banning some asbestos products might reduce the harm that could from the use of these products." What EPA needed to prove was "that there is not some intermediate state of regulation that would be superior to both the currently regulated and the completely banned world," the judges stated.
President Donald Trump signed his revised executive order travel ban Monday, but like the first version, critics were quick to criticize it as effectively being a "Muslim ban." Although it (http://www.ibtimes.com/why-iraq-excluded-trumps-new-travel-ban-revised-executive-order-drops-war-zone-list-2502973) exempted Iraqi nationals and green card holders, the new order banned immigrants from six Muslim-majority nations: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The National Bioethics Advisory Commission suggested that human cloning be banned for three to five years on the grounds that it is not yet "safe" for the children who might be born using the procedure.
At issue is how quickly substitutes can be found for those products--such as asbestos brake linings -- not immediately banned. Its high tranction and resistance to chemical and thermal breakdown make asbestos ideal for brakes.
The full-bodied swimsuits, typically worn by Muslim women for modesty, were banned from Cannes last week.
Among other things, the regulations prohibited promotional items such as hats, T-shirts, and lighters; forbade brand-name sponsorship of sporting events; banned outdoor advertising within 1,000 feet of a playground, elementary school, or high school; and imposed a tombstone format on all other outdoor signs, all indoor signs in locations accessible to minors, and all print ads except those in publications with a negligible audience under the age of 18.