from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Meriting, liable to, or punishable by excommunication: excommunicable behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Liable or deserving to be excommunicated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Liable or deserving to be excommunicated; making excommunication possible or proper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Liable or deserving to be excommunicated; that may incur or give occasion for excommunication.
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My priest tells me that liking the original Battlestar Galactica is an excommunicable offense, but I don't care!
KAYE: The Family International refused an interview with CNN, but in a statement acknowledges Berg taught sexual liberty without instituting safeguards for the protection of minors, but it says, that was corrected in 1986, and any infractions are an excommunicable offense.
In fact, the practice of polygamy is an excommunicable offense, and has been for many decades.
For do we not see daily, that as soon as men come to a clearer understanding of the mind of God, to say the best of what they hold, that presently all men are excommunicable, if not damnable, that do not agree with them.
"The fact is, this document and its predecessors make it an excommunicable offense to reveal any knowledge of allegations that a priest has sexually abused," he said in an e-mail.
'The fact is, this document and its predecessors make it an excommunicable offence to reveal any knowledge of allegations that a priest has sexually abused,' he said.
If you guessed the rapist stepfather, you are correct, since child rape is not an excommunicable act.
Being a goofball, an idiot, or a nitwit are not excommunicable offenses in the Catholic church.
These obstacles themselves need not be, and apparently are not, excommunicable actions.
It doesn't matter whether these obstacles are excommunicable strictly speaking.