bar (n.) Old form(s): barres
objection, impediment
MV III.ii.19[Portia to Bassanio] these naughty times / Puts bars between the owners and their rights
MW III.iv.7[Fenton to Anne, of Page] other bars he lays before me
R3 I.ii.234[Richard alone, of the difficulties of wooing Anne] Having ... these bars against me
TS I.i.133[Hortensio to Gremio, of being denied access to Bianca] this bar in law makes us friends
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