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  • n. A form of expulsion of any individual from the University of Oxford, by putting the proctorial edict up in some public place, as a denunciation or promulgation of it. It also served to prevent the individual from claiming the cause of expulsion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bannition.

Etymologies

Historically, from Medieval Latin bannimus ("we banish, we expel"), from bannō, bandō ("denounce, ban, bannish, proclaim, proscribe", v), influenced in meaning by bannum ("ordinance, ban"), from Frankish *bannjan (“to proclaim, order or prohibit under penalty”), from Proto-Germanic *bannijanan (“to curse, damn”), *bannanan (“to request”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhā- (“to say, speak”). Cognate with Old High German bannen ("to order under penalty, proscribe, cast a spell on"), Old High German ban ("order under penalty"). More at ban. (Wiktionary)

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