meaning of BANAL

BANAL meaning in General Dictionary

Commonplace insignificant hackneyed trite

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  • repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
  • Commonplace; insignificant; hackneyed; trite.

BANAL meaning in Law Dictionary

In Canadian and old French legislation. Related to a ban or privileged destination; having qualities or benefits produced from a ban. Thus, a banal mill is certainly one to which god might need their tenant to carry their whole grain to-be surface.

BANAL meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"trite, prevalent," 1840, from French banal, "belonging to a manor, typical, hackneyed, prevalent," from Old French banel "public" (13c.), from ban "decree; legal control; announcement; consent; repayment for use of a communal range, mill, etc." (see ban (v.)). The current sense evolved from the term's used in designating things like ovens or mills that belonged to feudal serfs, otherwise compulsory armed forces service; in any case it was generalized in French through "open to everyone" to "prevalent, ordinary," to "trite, petty."

BANAL - German to English


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  • banally
  • commonplace
  • hackneyed
  • boring [dull]
  • platitudinous
  • small-bore [trivial]
  • trite
  • tritely
  • insignificant
  • facile
  • ordinary
  • bromidic [pej.]

BANAL - French to English


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  • banal

BANAL meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.

Sentence Examples with the word BANAL

Agram is the seat of the ban, or viceroy, of Croatia-Slavonia, of the Banal and Septemviral courts, the highest in the land, and of a chamber of commerce.

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