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arrière–ban

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noun ar·ri·ère–ban \ˌar-ē-ˌer-ˈbän, -ˈban\

Definition of arrière–ban

  1. :  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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