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Meaning of EXCOMMUNICATE

Pronunciation:  `eksku'myoonu`keyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"
  2. [v]  oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree
 

EXCOMMUNICATE is a 13 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: curse
 
 Antonyms: communicate
 
 See Also: boot out, drum out, exclude, expel, keep out, kick out, oust, shut, shut out, throw out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ex"com*mu"ni*cate\, a. [L. excommunicatus, p. p.
    of communicare to excommunicate; ex out + communicare. See
    {Communicate}.]
    Excommunicated; interdicted from the rites of the church. --
    n. One excommunicated.
    
          Thou shalt stand cursed and excommunicate. --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Ex`com*mu"ni*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Excommunicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Excommunicating}.]
    1. To put out of communion; especially, to cut off, or shut
       out, from communion with the church, by an ecclesiastical
       sentence.
    
    2. To lay under the ban of the church; to interdict.
    
             Martin the Fifth . . . was the first that
             excommunicated the reading of heretical books.
                                                   --Miltin.
    
    
 
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