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Meriting, liable to, or punishable by excommunication: excommunicable behavior.
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Openly supporting gay rights is an excommunicable offense; excommunication means the loss of a place to worship, and also the loss of one's entire culture, community, and often family.
"Whether or not she is excommunicable, whether they could bring action against her, is another matter."
(13.) For a discussion of excommunicable offenses, and of some specific acts of excommunication, see Kaplan, "The Social Functions of the Herem," especially pp.