Business Dictionary :

Ban, Overtime Ban, Band

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Ban : noun : order which forbids someone from doing something

• A government ban on the import of weapons

• A ban on the export of computer software

Overtime Ban : order by a trade union which forbids overtime work by its members

• To impose a ban on smoking : to make an order which forbids smoking

• To lift the ban on smoking : to allow people to smoke

• To beat the ban on something : to do something which is forbidden - usually by doing it rapidly before a ban is imposed or by finding a legal way to avoid a ban

Ban : verb : to forbid something or to make something illegal

• The government has banned the sale of alcohol.

NOTE : banning & banned

Band : noun : ring shaped object which is used to keep things together

Rubber Band : thin ring of rubber for attaching things together

• Put a rubber band round the filing cards to stop them falling on the floor.

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