from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To ask or proclaim for the last time.
- v. To announce or publish the banns of marriage of (a couple) in church for the third time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To announce as about to be married by the third publication of banns; ask in church for the last time.
From out- + ask. Cognate with Old Frisian utaskia ("to outask"), Danish udæske ("to challenge"). (Wiktionary)