Banned: To prohibit, especially by official decree.

“Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.” Alfred Whitney Griswold

"The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen." Tommy Smothers

"What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books." Sigmund Freud, 1933

“In every cry of every man,

In every infant's cry of fear,

In every voice, in every ban,

The mind-forged manacles I hear.”

William Blake

Synonyms: banish, bar, blackball, close down, close up, curse, declare illegal, disallow, enjoin, exclude, halt, ice out, illegalize, inhibit, interdict, outlaw, pass by, pass up, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, restrict, shut out, suppress