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Meaning of BANNS

Pronunciation:  banz

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a public announcement (in church) of a proposed marriage

BANNS is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: announcement, promulgation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Banns\, n. pl. [See {Ban}.]
Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in a church, or
other place prescribed by law, in order that any person may
object, if he knows of just cause why the marriage should not
take place.

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