De*bar" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Debarred (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Debarring.] [Pref. de- + bar.]

To cut off from entrance, as if by a bar or barrier; to preclude; to hinder from approach, entry, or enjoyment; to shut out or exclude; to deny or refuse; -- with from, and sometimes with of.

Yet not so strictly hath our Lord imposed Labor, as to debar us when we need Refreshment. Milton.

Their wages were so low as to debar them, not only from the comforts but from the common decencies of civilized life. Buckle.


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