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barring

preposition bar·ring \ˈbär-iŋ\

—used to say that something will happen unless something else happens

: other than (someone or something)

Full Definition of BARRING

:  excluding by exception :  excepting
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Examples of BARRING

  1. No one, barring the magician himself, knows how the trick is done.
  2. <we'll be there, barring rain or some other unexpected problem>

First Known Use of BARRING

15th century
BARRING Defined for Kids

barring

preposition bar·ring

Definition of BARRING for Kids

:  aside from the possibility of <Barring an emergency, I'll be there.>

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