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n. - The act of prevention by legal means; The state of being excluded from enjoying certain possessions or rights or practices.

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Usage examples (38)
  • They achieved his debarment from holding public office
  • Verb (used with object), : to debar all those who are not members. ,to debar an action
  • But it didn't announce the ban, called a debarment, until Dec. 23 -- and then only after press reports about it.
  • But the paper said it did not announce the ban, called a debarment, until December 23 -- and then only after press reports about it.
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