Arrière-ban

Arrière-ban, in French customs, is a general proclamation whereby the king summons to war all his vassals and their vassals. To the Provost of Paris belongs the convoking and commanding of the arrière-ban. In the Medieval usage, arrière-ban denoted a general levy, where all able-bodied males were summoned into arms. The arrière-ban was proclai...
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Arriere-ban

• (n.) A proclamation, as of the French kings, calling not only their immediate feudatories, but the vassals of these feudatories, to take the field for war; also, the body of vassals called or liable to be called to arms, as in ancient France.
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Arriere-ban

Ar·riere'-ban` noun [ French, from Middle English arban , heriban , from Old High German hariban , heriban , German heerbann , the calling together of an army; Old High German heri an army + ban a public call or order. The French have misunderstood th...
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