debar

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman debarrer.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈbɑː(ɹ)/
  • (file)

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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.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: A[ndrew] Millar, [], OCLC 928184292:
      As for the guides, they were debarred from the pleasure of discourse, the one being placed in the van, and the other obliged to bring up the rear.
    • 1964 May, “News and Comment”, in Modern Railways, page 291, photo caption:
      The Minister of Transport has debarred BR workshops from seeking orders for private owners' wagons like this [...].
  2. (transitive) To hinder or prevent.
  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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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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