King's ban

"Bannus" redirects here. For other uses, see Bannus (disambiguation).

The king's ban (German: Königsbann, Latin: bannus, more rarely bannum, from the OHG: ban) was the exercise of royal jurisdiction by a king in the Middle Ages, especially in the Holy Roman Empire.

A specific ban (German: Bann) identified:

The king's ban in the legal history of the Holy Roman Empire was divided into several distinct types depending on their function:

The king used a so-called Bannleihe ("ban investiture") to transfer (invest) the ban, especially the Blutbann, to counts or advocates to exercise.

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