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noun plural \ˈbanz\

: a public statement which announces that two people are going to be married

Full Definition of BANNS

:  public announcement especially in church of a proposed marriage

Origin of BANNS

plural of bann, from Middle English bane, ban proclamation, ban
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with BANNS


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