Examples of debar in a Sentence
the judge debarred all of the reporters from the courtroom
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Between Fat Leonard’s arrest and the end of last year, the Navy suspended 566 vendors and permanently debarred an additional 548 from contracts, according to the federal Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee.
About 100 employers were debarred during that time.
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Origin and Etymology of debar
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsban, bar, close out, count (out), exclude, eliminate, except, freeze out, rule out, shut out
Related Wordsblackball, blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; banish, deport, exile, expel, oust, throw out; obviate, preclude, prevent, prohibit; block, hinder, impede, obstruct; cease, discontinue, halt, suspend; deter, stave off, ward (off); check off, disregard; comb (out), weed (out)
Near Antonymsaccept, embrace, entertain, receive, take in, welcome; unban
DEBAR Defined for English Language Learners
legal Definition of debar
- was debarred from bidding
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