ar·ri·ère-ban (ăr′ē-âr-bän, -băn)
1. A medieval royal proclamation by which vassals were summoned to military service.
2. The vassals summoned.
[French, from Old French ariere-ban, alteration (influenced by arere, behind) of herban; see koro- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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