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ban in Government topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbanban1 /bæn/ ●●○ W3 noun [countable]  SCLPGan official order that prevents something from being used or doneban on a total ban on cigarette advertising a call to lift the ban on homosexuals in the military test banCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + bana complete/total banThey are seeking a complete ban on nuclear testing.an outright ban (=a complete ban)an outright ban on gun ownershipan international/worldwide/global banan international ban on trade in endangered speciesa blanket ban (=including all possible cases)They imposed a blanket ban on beef products from Europe.a lifetime banHe faces a lifetime ban from athletics.an export/import banThe export ban on live cattle was brought in some years ago.an advertising banIs an advertising ban a denial of freedom of speech?a driving ban British EnglishHe was given a three-year driving ban and a fine.a chemical weapons bana global chemical weapons bana constitutional banThe Republican agenda included a constitutional ban on abortion.an immediate banThe group has called for an immediate ban on fur farming.verbsput/place/impose a banThe government has imposed an outright ban on fox hunting.lift a banThey promised to lift the immigration ban.call for a banFrench farmers have called for a ban on imports.enforce a ban (=make sure that it is obeyed)New measures must be taken to enforce the ban on guns and knives.face a banHe faced a four-year ban after failing a drugs test.
Examples from the Corpus
banIt also believes strongly that there should be a ban on the import of hazardous waste into the United Kingdom.Moscow is considering a ban on alcohol and tobacco advertising in most public places and on transport.The city has imposed a ban on smoking in all restaurants.A ban has been imposed on the hunting and killing of whales.Eminent scientists are clamouring for an outright ban on all chlorine substances.He has championed the popular ban on assault-style weapons, defending it with gusto as Republicans try to repeal it.Last year he was convicted of breaking that ban ... and was given a jail sentence.There has been worldwide protest against the ban on girls' education.The new prime minister agreed to lift the ban on opposition newspapers.The ban went into effect at midnight, Aug. 25,1988, Higgins said.The ban will take effect in November.The government is considering a total ban on the sale of handguns.I will veto any attempt to repeal the assault weapons ban or the Brady bill.ban ona ban on logging in the forest