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excommunication

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of excommunicating.
  • n. The state of being excommunicated.
  • n. A formal ecclesiastical censure that deprives a person of the right to belong to a church.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of excommunicating or ejecting; especially an ecclesiastical censure whereby the person against whom it is pronounced is, for the time, cast out of the communication of the church; exclusion from fellowship in things spiritual.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of communicating or ejecting; esp., an ecclesiastical censure whereby the person against whom it is pronounced is, for the time, cast out of the communication of the church; exclusion from fellowship in things spiritual.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cutting off or casting out from communication; deprivation of communion or the privileges of intercourse; specifically, the formal exclusion of a person from religious communion and privileges.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being excommunicated
  • n. the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society

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