disfellowship

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disfellowship

(ˌdɪsˈfɛləʊʃɪp)
vb (tr) , -ships, -shipping or -shipped, -ships, -shiping or -shiped
(Christian Churches, other) to excommunicate
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(4.) These practices include, but are not limited to, excommunication, shunning, and disfellowshipping. This Note will use the term "shunning" as an umbrella term.
Watchtower, this disciplinary measure of disfellowshipping is one used
The act of "disfellowshipping" is a disciplinary measure against members who have wronged.
However, this will be the only English-language fictional film to address the difficulty in leaving the faith and the pain caused by shunning or 'disfellowshipping'.
The elders corresponded with the Watchtower Society numerous times and eventually devised a plan to excommunicate us without having to go through the legal trouble of disfellowshipping us without due process.
What the Watchtower Society now calls "disfellowshipping"--and previously termed "shunning"--is a reality in the lives of Jehovah's Witnesses.
while there is still a direct ban that will result in disfellowshipping