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- n. The act of anathematizing; vigorous denunciation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of anathematizing, or denouncing as accursed; imprecation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of anathematizing or denouncing as accursed; excommunication. Also spelled anathematisation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the formal act of pronouncing (someone or something) accursed
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I seem to recall that there is an old papal rubric for the anathematization of heretics.
The basis of that disdain is Rousseau's anathematization of the bourgeois, an idea that seems not to have crossed the Atlantic and cleared customs by the time the Constitution was written.
Venerable parent promptly resorts to anathematization, and turns him out.
We will not win this most important of all battles if we descend to the same tactics of backbiting and anathematization that characterize our true opponents.
Unfortunately, at least for the ideals of intellectual discourse, anathematization rarely follows the dictates of logic or evidence, and nearly always scores distressingly high in heat/light ratio.
But the basic ideological weapon of fundamentalism rarely departs much from the tried and true techniques of anathematization.
The spirit of Russell Long and John B. Connally is strong in our land as also the anathematization of the public according to Commodore Vanderbilt.
As an executive he evoked intense admiration and virulent dislike; the Board of Trustees and the alumni body were alike divided between enthusiastic support and bitter anathematization of the measures he proposed.
The only belief that it retained from its former creed, was its anathematization of Capital -- responsible for the war.
Michelangelo very naturally seconded the anathematization of the Bolognese by Julius, not so much for the insult to the Pope as for the wretched lack of taste they had shown in destroying a work of art.