debar

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verb de·bar \di-ˈbär, dē-\

Definition of debar

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of debar

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


First Known Use: 15th century


DEBAR Defined for English Language Learners

debar

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verb de·bar \di-ˈbär, dē-\

Definition of debar for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

debar

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transitive verb de·bar \dē-ˈbär\

Legal Definition of debar

debarred

debarring

  1. :  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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