banns also bans (bănz)
An announcement, especially in a church, of an intended marriage.
[Middle English banes, pl. of ban, proclamation, from Old English gebann and from Old French ban (of Germanic origin; see bhā-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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