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  • to prohibit, forbid, or bar; interdict: to ban nuclear weapons; The dictator banned all newspapers and books that criticized his regime. [Webster]
  • the act of prohibiting by law; interdiction [Webster]
  • to prohibit especially by legal means [Taisha]

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