debarring

debar

[dih-bahr]
verb (used with object), debarred, debarring.
1.
to shut out or exclude from a place or condition: to debar all those who are not members.
2.
to hinder or prevent; prohibit: to debar an action.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French, Old French desbarrer to lock out, bar. See de-, bar1

debarment, noun


2. interdict.


1. admit. 2. permit.
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debar (dɪˈbɑː)
 
vb (usually foll by from) , -bars, -barring, -barred
to exclude from a place, a right, etc; bar
 
 
de'barment
 
n

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debar
early 15c., "to shut out, exclude," from Fr. débarrer, from O.Fr. desbarer (12c., which, however, meant only "to unbar, unbolt," the sense turning around in Fr. as the de- was felt in a different sense), from des- (see dis-) + barrer "to bar" (see
bar (1)). Related: Debarment (1650s); debarred (1630s).
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