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ban vt

: to prohibit or forbid esp. by legal means (as by statute or order) [ solicitation]
: to prohibit the use, performance, or distribution of [legislation to DDT]
n : prohibition esp. by statute or order [a on automatic weapons]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.