arrière-ban


ar·ri·ère–ban

noun \ˌar-ē-ˌer-ˈbän, -ˈban\

Definition of ARRIÈRE-BAN

:  a proclamation of a king (as of France) calling his vassals to arms; also :  the body of vassals summoned

Origin of ARRIÈRE-BAN

French
First Known Use: 1523

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