forban

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forbannen, equivalent to for- +‎ ban.

Verb[edit]

forban (third-person singular simple present forbans, present participle forbanning, simple past and past participle forbanned)

  1. (transitive) To exile; banish.
    • 2013, Daniel Lord Smail, The Consumption of Justice:
      Kenneth Meredith has noted that the coutumiers of northern France "usually called for the confiscation of the property of both executed criminals and persons who had been forbanned."

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French fourban, from Old French forsban, forban (pirate, privateer, banishment), deverbal of Old French forbenir (to banish, to exile), from Frankish furbannjan, *firbannjan (to ban, banish), from Proto-Germanic *fra- + Proto-Germanic *bannijaną (to request, damn, curse), from Proto-Indo-European *bhā- (to say, pronounce). Cognate with Dutch verbannen (to outcast, banish, exile), German verbannen (to banish, exile), Norwegian forbanne (to curse). More at for-, ban.

Noun[edit]

forban m (plural forbans)

  1. (archaic) pirate
  2. rogue, scoundrel; an unscrupulous individual capable of any wrongdoing

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deverbal of forbenir.

Noun[edit]

forban m (oblique plural forbans, nominative singular forbans, nominative plural forban)

  1. banishment (state of being banished)

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