debar

verb de·bar \ di-ˈbär , dē- \

Definition of debar

transitive verb
:to bar from having or doing something :preclude

debarment

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of debar in a Sentence

  1. the judge debarred all of the reporters from the courtroom

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Origin and Etymology of debar

Middle English debarren, from Anglo-French debarrer, from de- + barrer to bar


DEBAR Defined for English Language Learners

debar

verb

Definition of debar for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

debar

transitive verb de·bar \ dē-ˈbär \

legal Definition of debar

debarred; debarring
:to bar from having or doing something; specifically :to exclude from contracting with the federal government or a federal contractor
  • was debarred from bidding
— compare disbar

debarment

noun


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