See also: Banns

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EtymologyEdit

Alteration of bans.

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banns pl (plural only)

  1. The announcement of a forthcoming marriage (legally required for a church wedding in England and Wales and read on the three Sundays preceding the marriage).
    • 1766, George Colman & David Garrick, The Clandestine Marriage, Act II, Scene ii.
      Sir John. Why the banns have been publiſhed, and nobody has forbidden them, 'tis true—but you know either of the parties may change their minds even after they enter the church.
  2. Historically, any public announcement of a coming event.

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NounEdit

banns

  1. indefinite genitive singular of bann