• To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.
  • To expel, especially from the mind.


  • From Middle English banysshen, from Old French banir ("to proclaim, ban, banish") and Old English bannan, from Proto-Germanic *bannanÄ… ("curse, forbid"). Compare to French bannir.

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