What is another word for bans?

Pronunciation: [bˈanz] (IPA)

Bans can also be referred to as prohibitions, restrictions or embargoes. The term embargo typically refers to a government-imposed ban on trade with a particular country. Sanctions are another type of ban imposed by a government against a person or group that violates international laws or human rights. A moratorium is a temporary ban. A boycott is a ban on purchasing or using goods or services from a particular company or country. A moratorium is a temporary ban, often imposed to create time for further negotiation or consideration of issues. Other synonyms for bans include veto, bar, outlaw, and forbid. Whether it's a government-issued ban or an informal boycott, the goal is to restrict or stop a specific activity or behavior.

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Usage examples for Bans

He went on his way as before, carrying on his opposition by means of force and bans.
"Stories and Pictures"
Isaac Loeb Peretz
"I forbid the bans, for one," cried Trevanion.
"The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete"
Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
He probably had forgotten that Christ declared his kingdom was not of this world and that the great Head of the Christian religion had for ever dissolved the bans of church and state by that declaration.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution"
L. Carroll Judson

Famous quotes with Bans

  • Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws.
    Michael Badnarik
  • House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust.
    John Boehner
  • On the subject of biblical texts and examples to why you can't do certain things with your body that you wish to, I find that absolutely absurd. I've always been extremely uncomfortable with the idea in any society that the belief is based on revealed truth, that's to say on a text like a Bible or a Qur'an, or whatever it is. It seems to me that the greatness of our culture, for all its incredible faults, is that we have grown up on the Greek ideal of discovering the truth, discovering by looking around us, by empirical experiment, by the combination of the experience of generations of ancestors who have contributed to our sum knowledge of the way the world works, and so on. And to have that snatched away and to be told what to think by a book, however great it may be in places, this is a book that says you can sell your daughter into slavery, it's a book that bans menstruating women from within miles of temples. The fact that it also says that for one man to lie with another man is an abomination, is no more made relevant or important than the fact that you can't eat shellfish.
    Stephen Fry
  • We are not to call for tyranny and bans on freedom. It is obvious that we cannot stop publication of what we view as indecent in our sacred faith...failing to make use of Western freedom of press and other technologies to show the West the values of Islam is intellectual failure and a guilt that should not be linked to Islam.
    Tawakkol Karman

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