|Origin:||bannan 'to command people to come'|
ban2 past tense and past participle banned, present participle banning [transitive]
Smoking is banned in the building.
ban somebody from doing something
Charlie's been banned from driving for a year.
a banned substance/drug (=a drug that people competing in a sport are not allowed to take because it improves their performance)
—banning noun [uncountable]
the banning of trade unions