excommunication


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ex·com·mu·ni·ca·tion

 (ĕks′kə-myo͞o′nĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The act of excommunicating.
2. The state of being excommunicated.
3. A formal ecclesiastical censure that deprives a person of the right to belong to a church.

ex•com•mu•ni•ca•tion

(ˌɛks kəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of excommunicating.
2. the state of being excommunicated.
3. the sentence by which a person is excommunicated.
[1425–75; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.excommunication - the state of being excommunicatedexcommunication - the state of being excommunicated  
rejection - the state of being rejected
2.excommunication - the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society
banishment, proscription - rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
Translations
ekskomunikacija
ekskomunika

excommunication

[ˈekskəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən] Nexcomunión f

excommunication

[ˌɛkskəmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən] n [member of church] → excommunication f

excommunication

excommunication

[ˈɛkskəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃn] nscomunica
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With more kisses, and hugs, and tears, than many young gentlemen who start upon their travels, and leave well-stocked homes behind them, would deem within the bounds of probability (if matter so low could be herein set down), Kit left the house at an early hour next morning, and set out to walk to Finchley; feeling a sufficient pride in his appearance to have warranted his excommunication from Little Bethel from that time forth, if he had ever been one of that mournful congregation.
As I did not care, however, to get to Highgate before one or two o'clock in the day, and as we had another little excommunication case in court that morning, which was called The office of the judge promoted by Tipkins against Bullock for his soul's correction, I passed an hour or two in attendance on it with Mr.
There is no nation where excommunication carries greater terrors than among the Abyssins, which puts it in the power of the priests to abuse this religious temper of the people, as well as the authority they receive from it, by excommunicating them, as they often do, for the least trifle in which their interest is concerned.
So I should have done," said Sancho, "if I had not got it by heart when your worship read it to me, so that I repeated it to a sacristan, who copied it out for me from hearing it, so exactly that he said in all the days of his life, though he had read many a letter of excommunication, he had never seen or read so pretty a letter as that.
He rained upon it curses from God and High Heaven, and withered it with a heat of invective that savoured of a mediaeval excommunication of the Catholic Church.
He threatened excommunication and hell fire in my last moments if I continued obdurate.
So saying, he cast him off again; and calling the long comrade aside after taking a few hasty turns by himself, bade him immediately write and post against the wall, a notice, proscribing one Joseph Willet (commonly known as Joe) of Chigwell; forbidding all 'Prentice Knights to succour, comfort, or hold communion with him; and requiring them, on pain of excommunication, to molest, hurt, wrong, annoy, and pick quarrels with the said Joseph, whensoever and wheresoever they, or any of them, should happen to encounter him.
For this atrocity the Abbot menaced him with excommunication, and made out a dreadful list of complaints in the bowels and stomach, suffered by himself and his monks, in consequence of the tyrannical and unjust imprisonment they had sustained.
For this we had an excommunication read against the man, when next we saw our holy father at Avignon; but as we had not his name, and knew nothing of him, save that he rode a dapple-gray roussin, I have feared sometimes that the blight may have settled upon the wrong man.
Nothing else to be permitted to those same vagrants the Arts, on pain of excommunication.
In late 2017, after more than a year of dialogue with several members of the local chapter of Call to Action, Lincoln Bishop James Conley extended an offer to lift the excommunication of its members on an individual basis while leaving the decree in place against membership in the organization.
html) Deseret News , the removal and excommunication - which is the severest penalty that church leaders can get - was rare.