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tr.v. ex·com·mu·ni·cat·ed, ex·com·mu·ni·cat·ing, ex·com·mu·ni·cates
1. To deprive of the right of church membership by ecclesiastical authority.
2. To exclude by or as if by decree from membership or participation in a group.
A person who has been excommunicated.
adj. (-kĭt, -kāt′)
Having been excommunicated.
[Middle English excommunicaten, from Late Latin excommūnicāre, excommūnicāt- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin commūnicāre, to share (from commūnis, common; see common).]
ex′com·mu′ni·ca′tive (-kā′tĭv, -kə-), ex′com·mu′ni·ca·to′ry (-kə-tôr′ē) adj.
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(Roman Catholic Church) (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
(Roman Catholic Church) having incurred such a sentence
(Roman Catholic Church) an excommunicated person
[C15: from Late Latin excommūnicāre, literally: to exclude from the community, from Latin commūnis common]
ˌexcomˈmunicative, ˌexcomˈmunicatory adj
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ex•com•mu•ni•cate(v. ˌɛks kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪt; n., adj. -kɪt, -ˌkeɪt)
v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
n., adj. v.t.
1. to cut off from communion or membership, esp. from the sacraments and fellowship of the church by ecclesiastical sentence.n.
2. an excommunicated person.adj.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin excommūnicātus, past participle of excommūnicāre]
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Past participle: excommunicated
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|Verb||1.||excommunicate - exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"|
excommunicate - oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree
keep out, shut out, exclude, shut - prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
communicate - administer Communion; in church
|2.||excommunicate - oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree|
excommunicate, unchurch, curse - exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"
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verb expel, ban, remove, exclude, denounce, banish, eject, repudiate, proscribe, cast out, unchurch, anathematize In 1656 Spinoza was excommunicated because of his religious views.
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excommunicate[ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt] VT → excomulgar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
excommunicate[ˌɛkskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt] vt [+ member of church] → excommunier
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vt → exkommunizieren
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
excommunicate[ˌɛkskəˈmjuːnɪˌkeɪt] vt → scomunicare
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