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ban, verb transitive

Origin:
As ban noun.
historical
Usually passive, of a person: to be placed under restrictions in terms of security legislation. Cf. list, restrict, unban.
1953 Drum Aug. 9Albert J. Luthuli..is at present banned from attending any public gathering and from visiting 21 magisterial districts.
1990 Weekend Argus 17 Feb. 12Their real opponents were in jail, banned or otherwise prevented from airing their views and desires.
to be placed under restrictions in terms of security legislation.
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Hence banned participial adjective, and absolutely, ‘banned people’.
1971 Seek June 15It is a remarkable thing that one so rarely hears prayers offered for the banned in the ordinary services of the parish churches.
1990 R. Stengel January Sun 196The movie is a bootleg tape of an American cable television movie...It is technically illegal to show because Mandela is a ‘banned’ person. Listening to the words of a banned person is a violation of the Internal Security Act.

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