excommunicate

[v. eks-kuh-myoo-ni-keyt; n., adj. eks-kuh-myoo-ni-kit, -keyt]
verb (used with object), excommunicated, excommunicating.
1.
to cut off from communion with a church or exclude from the sacraments of a church by ecclesiastical sentence.
2.
to exclude or expel from membership or participation in any group, association, etc.: an advertiser excommunicated from a newspaper.
noun
3.
an excommunicated person.
adjective
4.
cut off from communion with a church; excommunicated.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English excommunicaten (v.) < Late Latin excommūnicātus literally, put out of the community (past participle of excommūnicāre), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + commūn(is) common, public + -ic- (by analogy with commūnicāre to communicate) + -ātus -ate1

excommunicator, noun
unexcommunicated, adjective
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excommunicate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to sentence (a member of the Church) to exclusion from the communion of believers and from the privileges and public prayers of the Church
 
adj
2.  having incurred such a sentence
 
n
3.  an excommunicated person
 
[C15: from Late Latin excommūnicāre, literally: to exclude from the community, from Latin commūniscommon]
 
excom'municable
 
adj
 
excommuni'cation
 
n
 
excom'municative
 
adj
 
excom'municatory
 
adj
 
excom'municator
 
n

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excommunicate
early 16c., from L.L. excommunicat-, pp. stem of excommunicare (see excommunication). Related: Excommunicated; excommunicating.
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Example sentences
People worried especially about those who had been excommunicated and denied
  burial in a church-approved cemetery.
Today, any member of the church known to enter into polygamy is excommunicated.
Indeed, any church member who engages in polygamy is excommunicated, whether
  the native country allows the practice or not.
The archbishop has all but excommunicated the church board for its refusal to
  turn over church property to his control.
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