banns

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noun plural \ˈbanz\

Definition of banns

  1. :  public announcement especially in church of a proposed marriage

Origin and Etymology of banns

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


First Known Use: 14th century


BANNS Defined for English Language Learners

banns

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noun plural \ˈbanz\

Definition of banns for English Language Learners

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


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