arrière-ban

noun
ar·ri·ère-ban | \ ˌar-ē-ˌer-ˈbän , -ˈban \

Definition of arrière-ban 

: a proclamation of a king (as of France) calling his vassals to arms also : the body of vassals summoned

First Known Use of arrière-ban

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arrière-ban

French

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