• (British) IPA: /dɪˈbɑːɹ/

debar (debars, present participle debarring; past and past participle debarred)

  1. (transitive) To exclude or shut out; to bar.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify ), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗:
      As for the guides, they were debarred from the pleasure of discourse, the one being placed in the van, and the other obliged to bring up the rear.
  2. (transitive) to hinder or prevent.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 28:
      How can I then return in happy plight,
      That am debarr'd the benefit of rest?
  3. (US, legal, transitive) To prohibit (a person or company that has been convicted of criminal acts in connection with a government program) from future participation in that program.
Proper noun
  1. A city in western North Macedonia.

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