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Historically, from Medieval Latin bannimus ‎(we banish, we expel), from bannō, bandō ‎(denounce, ban, bannish, proclaim, proscribe, verb), influenced in meaning by bannum ‎(ordinance, ban), from Frankish *bannjan ‎(to proclaim, order or prohibit under penalty), from Proto-Germanic *bannijaną ‎(to curse, damn), *bannaną ‎(to request), from Proto-Indo-European *bhā- ‎(to say, speak). Cognate with Old High German bannen ‎(to order under penalty, proscribe, cast a spell on), Old High German ban ‎(order under penalty). More at ban.


bannimus ‎(uncountable)

  1. A form of expulsion of any individual from the University of Oxford, by putting the proctorial edict up in some public place, as a denunciation or promulgation of it. It also served to prevent the individual from claiming the cause of expulsion.

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  • bannimus, in Cyclopædia, by Ephraim Chambers, 1680 (ca.)-1740.