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  • n. One who has been excommunicated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who has been excommunicated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who has been excommunicated.


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  • She looked up with a start at Tillie's hurried entrance, and her kindly face showed distress as she saw who it was; for, faithful to the Rules, she would not speak to this backslider and excommunicant from the faith.

    Tillie, a Mennonite Maid; a Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch

  • No one will volunteer the smallest service for the excommunicant of the chapel; nothing could more vividly illustrate the command to 'love one another.'

    Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

  • Anyone who knows anything about the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (declared an excommunicant in 1988 for his illicit ordination of four bishops), knows that despite his public opposition to the final drafts of Gaudium et Spes and Dignitatis Humanae, he signed his name, along with all the other bishops present, to the ceremonial lists of the documents of the Second Vatican Council.

    Musings of a Pertinacious Papist

  • d.c.s. might also want to refer to the Catholic Encyclopedia on excommunication: The excommunicant is still considered Christian and a Catholic as the character imparted by baptism is indelible.

    Fellay speaks: The talks begin in the autumn of 2009


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