banns

plural noun
\ˈbanz \

Definition of banns 

: public announcement especially in church of a proposed marriage

First Known Use of banns

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for banns

plural of bann, from Middle English bane, ban proclamation, ban

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banns

noun

English Language Learners Definition of banns

: a public statement which announces that two people are going to be married

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