1. (initialism) .  British Approved Name.
  2. Verb.  (transitive, obsolete) To summon; call out.
  3. Verb.  (transitive) To anathematise; pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon; place under a ban.
  4. Verb.  (transitive) To curse; execrate.
  5. Verb.  (transitive) To prohibit; interdict; proscribe; forbid or block from participation.
  6. Verb.  (intransitive) To curse; utter curses or maledictions.
  7. Noun.  prohibition.
  8. Noun.  A public proclamation or edict; a summons by public proclamation. Chiefly, in early use, a summons to arms.
  9. Noun.  The gathering of the (French) king's vassals for war; the whole body of vassals so assembled, or liable to be summoned; originally, the same as arrière-ban: in the 16th c., French usage created a distinction between ban and arrière-ban, for which see the latter word.
  10. Noun.  A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Romanian leu.
  11. Noun.  A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Moldavian леу.
  12. Noun.  A unit measuring information or entropy based on base-ten logarithms, rather than the base-two logarithms that define the bit.
  13. Noun.  A title used in several states in central and south-eastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.

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