notice of an intended marriage, given three times in the parish church of each of the betrothed.
any public announcement of a proposed marriage, either verbal or written and made in a church or by church officials.
A source close to Zuckerberg has said the timing of the banns was purely coincidental, since the IPO date was a “moving target.”
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s Wedding Calculus Rebecca Dana May 20, 2012
Selma, my whilom Finnish friend, was having her banns published.
The Confession of a Fool August Strindberg
“Sophie Bunch came last night to put up her banns,” he said.
The Hero William Somerset Maugham
By grace of a reluctantly granted dispensation there was but one publication of the banns.
What Is Man? And Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
“Th’ baans (banns) ‘ll be cried in the church next Sunday,” said Betsey.
The Birthright Joseph Hocking
“But the banns have not been published,” said the bride’s father.
Stories of Robin Hood Bertha E. Bush
It is strange to think that Peter did not alight in the church and forbid the banns.
Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
In those days there was no marrying in the church, no priest, no banns.
The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 2, September, 1851 Various
You are my promised wife; our banns have been read twice in church already.
How It All Came Round L. T. Meade
I’ll put the banns up to-morrow—no; I’ll get a special license.
Nell, of Shorne Mills Charles Garvice
the public declaration of an intended marriage, usually formally announced on three successive Sundays in the parish churches of both the betrothed
forbid the banns, to raise an objection to a marriage announced in this way
noun a filling for a pie, consisting of toffee and banana
- Banoffi pie
noun a dessert of pastry filled with bananas and toffee, topped with whipped cream and often sprinkled with powdered coffee Word Origin ban(ana) + -offi (alteration of (c)offee) created by Nigel Mackenzie, owner of the Hungry Monk restaurant in Sussex UK, in 1972 Usage Note cooking
a small, round goat cheese from Provence, France, that is dipped in brandy before being wrapped in chestnut leaves. Contemporary Examples Diallo lawyers have manifestly followed the banon and Carlton affairs to bolster their civil suit. New DSK Book Tells of His Side of Diallo Affair, Prostitution Ring Tracy McNicoll December 1, 2011 It went […]
- Los banos
a town in central California. Historical Examples It has a relatively broad skull in comparison with the adult female of xanthogenys from Los Banos. American Weasels E. Raymond Hall Los Banos is an old bathing establishment not far from Kalamba, where Rizal was born. The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines Isabel Anderson