Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To announce as about to be married by the third publication of banns; ask in church for the last time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To ask or proclaim for the last time.
  • verb transitive To announce or publish the banns of marriage of (a couple) in church for the third time.

Etymologies

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From out- +‎ ask. Cognate with Old Frisian utaskia ("to outask"), Danish udæske ("to challenge").

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