Ban of the empire

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ban of the empire (German Hist) an imperial interdict by which political rights and privileges, as those of a prince, city, or district, were taken away.
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Usage

In literature:

Wurzburg &c. explode against him; Ban of the Empire, 4th May, 1554.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Hohenzollerns In Brandenburg--1412-1718" by Thomas Carlyle
No institution resembling the formal 'ban of the empire' ever really existed in India.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
The emperor published the ban of the empire, and sent the Duke of Bavaria with an army to execute the decree.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
But his presence in the Reichstag was unavailing, and the proceedings resulted in his being placed under the ban of the empire.
"German Culture Past and Present" by Ernest Belfort Bax
A second condemnation expelled him from the bosom of the Church, and the ban of the Empire was soon added to that of the Papacy.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
In the medieval Empire and in Germany the word "ban" retained the special sense of punishment.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Thenceforward, until 1180, the bans continued subject to the Eastern empire or Hungary, with brief intervals of independence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Bavaria and Cologne fought under the ban of the Empire, in alliance with Louis XIV.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
By it the ban of the empire was proclaimed against Luther and all who would protect him.
"Life of Luther" by Gustav Just
He might, indeed, be put to the ban of the Empire, a kind of secular excommunication.
"The Thirty Years' War" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
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In news:

Within the empire a new law of 370 banned intermarriage between Romans and barbarians .
Erik Prince , the reclusive owner of the Blackwater empire, rarely gives public speeches and when he does he attempts to ban journalists from attending and forbids recording or videotaping of his remarks.
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