debar

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From Anglo-Norman debarrer

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debar (third-person singular simple present debars, present participle debarring, simple past and past participle debarred)

  1. (transitive) To exclude or shut out; to bar.
  2. (transitive) to hinder or prevent.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 28:
      How can I then return in happy plight,
      That am debarr'd the benefit of rest?
  3. (US, law, transitive) To prohibit (a person or company that has been convicted of criminal acts in connection with a government program) from future participation in that program.

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  • Sense 2 is not to be confused with disbar.

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Same as devar.

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debar (present tense debas, past tense debis, future tense debos, imperative debez, conditional debus)

  1. to owe (something to someone), be under obligation (to someone, for something)

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