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- n. A shutting out from communion; excommunication.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A shutting out from communion; excommunication.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Excommunication.
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Then perhaps I might be urged to higher effort, hearing stories more pitiful than mine, tales of silent courage under ban of excommunion to shame me from the very thought of despair.
He is presently in a state of excommunion, as a result of his public promotion of abortion.