"bans" in the noun sense
1. prohibition, ban, proscription
a decree that prohibits something
100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova
100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania
4. ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding
an official prohibition or edict against something
5. Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, BAN
a bachelor's degree in nursing
"bans" in the verb sense
1. ban, censor
forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure
"Smoking is banned in this building"
3. banish, ban
ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
4. banish, ban, ostracize, ostracise, shun, cast out, blackball
expel from a community or group
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