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

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


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