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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
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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.

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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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Kimseng said Thai authorities imposed the ban early this year, allegedly after Cambodian vendors brought garlic and red onion from Cambodia to sell in the Thai market.
The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression believe that publications bans are overused and often too broad (Peter Jacobsen, "The Problems with Publication Bans" (29 May 2015)) online: < http://www.cjfe.org/the_problems_with_publication_bans) ("CJFE").
It was challenged by mutton traders,who have said that the ban will badly hit their earnings.
Instead of using the documentary to educate the public, the country bans it.
Al-Delaimy said the findings underscore the public health importance of smoking bans inside and outside the home as a way to change smoking behaviors and reduce tobacco consumption at individual and societal levels.
The ban can be implemented even when an employee quits his or her job after two years of service.
The most recent smoking regulation trend is the rise in 100-percent smoke-free bans in public and private spaces such as bars and restaurants.
There also is a proposal in Illinois, SB 3422, that has the plastic bag industry divided, as it would prohibit plastic bag bans in all cities in the state except Chicago, but which also carries several requirements that some view as a form of extended producer responsibility and that others think would make it difficult for small manufacturers to sell plastic bags in Illinois.
The Oregon Marine Board should retain its ban on gas-powered boats and float planes on Waldo Lake when it meets tonight in Springfield.
Travel bans are issued by the local court in Bahrain after receiving an instruction from a creditor.
Twenty-five states have completely banned tobacco on prison grounds and most other states have partial bans, reported USA Today.