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  • v  bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
  • v  prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
  • v  prevent from entering; keep out

  • He rapidly became a rich man, so rich that it was said that his money alone was enough to debar him from the Spanish Court.
  • Retorted Macmillan with dignity: "I did not think that a mere accident of birth should debar me from the right to choose the man I wanted at my side.
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  • U.S. Army Refuses to Suspend Contracts With Companies Tied To Al-Qaeda, Cites Due Process
    Politics The U.S. Army is refusing to suspend contracts with 43 companies tied to Afghan rebels, "including supporters of the Taliban, the Haqqani network, and al-Qaeda." Special Inspector General John Sopko wrote a report asking the Army to debar the 43 contractors, but the Army said in response the "suspension or debarment of these individuals and companies would be a violation of their due ...
    Aug. 6, 2013 - Opposing Views

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