excommunicative

excommunicative

[eks-kuh-myoo-ni-key-tiv, -kuh-tiv]
adjective
disposed or serving to excommunicate.

Origin:
1815–25; excommunicate + -ive

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To excommunicative
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature