Bani



plural of ban4 .
to prohibit, forbid, or bar; interdict:
to ban nuclear weapons; The dictator banned all newspapers and books that criticized his regime.
Archaic.

to pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon.
to curse; execrate.

the act of prohibiting by law; interdiction.
informal denunciation or prohibition, as by public opinion:
society’s ban on racial discrimination.
Law.

a proclamation.
a public condemnation.

Ecclesiastical. a formal condemnation; excommunication.
a malediction; curse.
a public proclamation or edict.
bans, Ecclesiastical, banns.

the summoning of the sovereign’s vassals for military service.
the body of vassals summoned.

(formerly) the governor of Croatia and Slavonia.
History/Historical. a provincial governor of the southern marches of Hungary.
a Romanian coin, the 100th part of a leu.
Contemporary Examples

bani Walid had become a center for fugitives from justice.
Ex-Gaddafi Stronghold Surrenders to Pro-Government Forces Jamie Dettmer October 23, 2012

But they admitted many hardcore bani Walid fighters had slipped away during the night.
Ex-Gaddafi Stronghold Surrenders to Pro-Government Forces Jamie Dettmer October 23, 2012

The United Nations has expressed concern about the assault on bani Walid, 105 miles from Tripoli.
Libyan Refugees Flee Siege of Bani Walid Jamie Dettmer October 21, 2012

For three days, bani Walid has come under withering Grad rocket barrages.
Libyan Refugees Flee Siege of Bani Walid Jamie Dettmer October 21, 2012

bani Walid gunmen seized two Misrata-based journalists covering the elections and has refused to free them.
Libya Election Loser Mohammed Sawan’s Dangerous Words Jamie Dettmer July 13, 2012

Historical Examples

The Kurds left us at bani, when two fine fellows became our protectors as far as a small stream, crossing which we entered Turkey.
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2) Isabella L. Bird

On the threshold of the temple was seated Quotila, a woman of the bani Asad tribe.
The Life of Mohammad Etienne Dinet

It became incumbent on him to assist bani Bakr and to chastize the aggressors.
A Critical Exposition of the Popular ‘Jihd’ Moulavi Gergh Ali

bani was Al-sher Begs rival; it will have been on this account he was so much ill-treated.
The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

bani was also a musical composer; there are excellent airs and themes of his.
The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

noun
the plural of ban3
verb bans, banning, banned
(transitive) to prohibit, esp officially, from action, display, entrance, sale, etc; forbid: to ban a book, to ban smoking
(transitive) (formerly in South Africa) to place (a person suspected of illegal political activity) under a government order restricting his movement and his contact with other people
(archaic) to curse
noun
an official prohibition or interdiction
(law) an official proclamation or public notice, esp of prohibition
a public proclamation or edict, esp of outlawry
(archaic) public censure or condemnation
(archaic) a curse; imprecation
noun
(in feudal England) the summoning of vassals to perform their military obligations
noun (pl) bani (ˈbɑːnɪ)
a monetary unit of Romania and Moldova worth one hundredth of a leu
v.

Old English bannan “to summon, command, proclaim,” from Proto-Germanic *bannan “proclaim, command, forbid” (cf. Old High German bannan “to command or forbid under threat of punishment,” German bannen “banish, expel, curse”), originally “to speak publicly,” from PIE root *bha- (2) “to speak” (cf. Old Irish bann “law,” Armenian ban “word;” see fame (n.)).

Main modern sense of “to prohibit” (late 14c.) is from Old Norse cognate banna “to curse, prohibit,” and probably in part from Old French ban, which meant “outlawry, banishment,” among other things (see banal) and was a borrowing from Germanic. The sense evolution in Germanic was from “speak” to “proclaim a threat” to (in Norse, German, etc.) “curse.”

The Germanic root, borrowed in Latin and French, has been productive, e.g. banish, bandit, contraband, etc. Related: Banned; banning. Banned in Boston dates from 1920s, in allusion to the excessive zeal and power of that city’s Watch and Ward Society.
n.

“edict of prohibition,” c.1300, “proclamation or edict of an overlord,” from Old English (ge)bann “proclamation, summons, command” and Old French ban, both from Germanic; see ban (v.).

“governor of Croatia,” from Serbo-Croatian ban “lord, master, ruler,” from Persian ban “prince, lord, chief, governor,” related to Sanskrit pati “guards, protects.” Hence banat “district governed by a ban,” with Latinate suffix -atus. The Persian word got into Slavic perhaps via the Avars.

built. (1.) 1 Chr. 6:46. (2.) One of David’s thirty-seven warriors, a Gadite (2 Sam. 23:36). (3.) Ezra 2:10; 10:29,34,38. (4.) A Levite who was prominent in the reforms on the return from Babylon (Neh. 8:7; 9:4,5). His son Rehum took part in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:17).

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