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debar

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verb de·bar \di-ˈbär, dē-\

Simple Definition of debar

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

Full Definition of debar

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to bar from having or doing something :  preclude

de·bar·ment play \-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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