banns definition

  • noun-plural:
    • An announcement, especially in a church, of an intended relationship.
    • Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in a church, or any other spot recommended for legal reasons, to ensure that anyone may object, if he knows of only cause why the wedding shouldn't occur.
    • An announcement, particularly in a church, of an intended relationship.
    • Notice of a proposed wedding, proclaimed in a church, or any other location prescribed by law, in order that any person may object, if he knows of only trigger why the marriage shouldn't take place.
  • noun:
    • The statement of a forthcoming wedding (legally necessary for a church wedding ceremony in England and Wales and continue reading the three Sundays preceding the wedding).
    • a public statement of a proposed relationship
    • The announcement of a forthcoming relationship (legally necessary for a church wedding ceremony in England and Wales and read on the three Sundays preceding the relationship).
    • a public announcement of a proposed marriage
  • others:
    • The proclamation of desired marriage in order that those who know of every obstacle thereto may state it to the appropriate authorities.
    • The proclamation or prologue of a play.
    • The proclamation of desired marriage to ensure that those who know of any impediment thereto may state it towards the correct authorities.
    • The proclamation or prologue of a play.

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