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Meaning of BANNS

Pronunciation:  banz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affiance, banns of matrimony, betrothal, betrothment, bridal, bridal suite, bridechamber, chuppah, church wedding, civil ceremony, civil wedding, elopement, engagement, epithalamium, espousal, espousals, espousement, forced marriage, Gretna Green wedding, handfasting, honeymoon, hymen, hymeneal, hymeneal rites, marriage, marriage contract, nuptial apartment, nuptial mass, nuptial song, nuptials, plighted faith, plighted troth, prothalamium, saffron veil, shotgun wedding, spousals, troth, wedding, wedding canopy, wedding song, wedding veil
 

 

 

 

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