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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
    • Imperial ban (Reichsacht), a form of outlawry in the medieval Holy Roman Empire
  • Ban (medieval), the sovereign's power to command
    • King's ban (Königsbann), a royal command or prohibition in the medieval Holy Roman Empire
  • Herem, a Hebrew word usually translated as "the ban"




  • IP address blocking, a block set up by a server or website that blocks requests originating from particular IP addresses or ranges of addresses
  • Stealth banning or shadow banning, a practice used in managing online communities
  • Ban (Internet), the banning of individual users from websites


  • Ban (unit), a logarithmic unit of information or weight of evidence
  • Ban (deodorant), a brand name deodorant & antiperspirant
  • 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.

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Akaza BanBan, nicknamed Ban, a character in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
  • Ban Mido, a main character of the GetBackers series
  • Ban, a character in "The Seven Deadly Sins" or "Nainatzu no Taizaoi"

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