debar


de·bar

verb \di-ˈbär, dē-\

: to officially prevent (someone) from having or doing something

Full Definition of DEBAR

transitive verb
:  to bar from having or doing something :  preclude
de·bar·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of DEBAR

  1. <the judge debarred all of the reporters from the courtroom>

Origin of DEBAR

Middle English debarren, from Anglo-French debarrer, from de- + barrer to bar
First Known Use: 15th century

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