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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·bar v. t. [imp. & p. p. Debarred p. pr. & vb. n. Debarring.]  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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See debar

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: bar temporarily; from school, office, etc. [syn: suspend]
      2: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's
         avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert
         a strike" [syn: obviate, deflect, avert, head off,
          stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off]
      3: prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from
         membership in the club" [syn: bar, exclude]
      [also: debarring, debarred]