See also: Debar

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

Usage notesEdit

  • Sense 2 is not to be confused with disbar.

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IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Same as devar.

VerbEdit

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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