|—vb , bans, banning, banned|
|1.||(tr) to prohibit, esp officially, from action, display, entrance, sale, etc; forbid: to ban a book; to ban smoking|
|2.||(tr) (formerly in South Africa) to place (a person suspected of illegal political activity) under a government order restricting his movement and his contact with other people|
|3.||archaic to curse|
|4.||an official prohibition or interdiction|
|5.||law an official proclamation or public notice, esp of prohibition|
|6.||a public proclamation or edict, esp of outlawry|
|7.||archaic public censure or condemnation|
|8.||archaic a curse; imprecation|
|[Old English bannan to proclaim; compare Old Norse banna to forbid, Old High German bannan to command]|
built. (1.) 1 Chr. 6:46. (2.) One of David's thirty-seven warriors, a Gadite (2 Sam. 23:36). (3.) Ezra 2:10; 10:29,34,38. (4.) A Levite who was prominent in the reforms on the return from Babylon (Neh. 8:7; 9:4,5). His son Rehum took part in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:17).
city, southern Dominican Republic, situated in coastal lowlands 3 miles (5 km) from the Caribbean Sea. The city is a commercial and manufacturing centre for the fertile agricultural hinterland, whose main products are bananas, rice, and coffee. The city lies on the paved highway linking Santo Domingo, the national capital, with Commendador, near the Haitian border. Pop. (2002) urban area, 61,864.
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