Definition Of debars


exclude or prohibit (someone) officially from doing something.

people declaring that they were HIV-positive could be debarred entry

Example Of debars

  • All of his children by this wife were debarred from the Crown, as indeed was Henry VII's mother Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond.

  • Any conviction that does not involve dishonesty is fine; it does not debar a person from being an officer of a charitable entity.

  • I was debarred up to June 1999 from speaking out under the Official Secrets Act.

  • If a majority of Euro-MPs were to decide that a party was not abiding by their definition of human rights and democratic values, it would be debarred .

  • If my late father had wanted to go rock climbing or bet his pension on the stock market, I see no reason why a bus pass should have debarred him from doing so.

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