Etymology
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barring (n.)

late 14c., "act of fastening with a bar," verbal noun from bar (v.). Meaning "exclusion" is from 1630s. As a preposition, "excepting, excluding," it is from late 15c. Schoolhouse prank of barring out the teacher was in use by 1728.

updated on April 01, 2017

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Definitions of barring from WordNet

barring (n.)
the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto;
Synonyms: blackball
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