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Ban may refer to:


  • Ban (law), a decree that prohibits something, sometimes a form of censorship, being denied from entering or using the place/item
  • The imperial ban (Reichsacht), a form of outlawry in the medieval Holy Roman Empire
  • The king's ban (Königsbann), a royal command or prohibition in the medieval Holy Roman Empire
  • Herem (censure), usually translated as the Ban, a form of excommunication in Judaism
  • Herem (war or property), a command to destroy in the Hebrew Bible




  • Ban (unit), a logarithmic unit of information or weight of evidence
  • Hellbanning or shadowbanning, a practice used in managing online communities
  • Ban (deodorant), a brand name deodorant & antiperspirant
  • Ban (medieval), a Frankish institution
  • Ban (plural: bani), a coin, the 1/100 part of a Romanian leu or Moldovan leu
  • Muban, or Ban for short, the lowest administrative subdivision of Thailand
  • Another name for the paiban, a clapper used in Chinese music
  • An alternate spelling for "bann" as in banns of marriage.

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