banns

plural noun \ ˈbanz \

Definition of banns

:public announcement especially in church of a proposed marriage

Origin and Etymology of banns

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


BANNS Defined for English Language Learners

banns

noun

Definition of banns for English Language Learners

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



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