English version

banns

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
bannsbanns /bænz/ noun [plural] 🔊 🔊 RRCMARRYa public statement that two people intend to get married, made in a church in Britain
Examples from the Corpus
bannsWhen I'd convinced myself that girl whose hand he held must be a relative, the banns were called.
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