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excommunicate

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verb ex·com·mu·ni·cate \ˌek-skə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkāt\

Simple Definition of excommunicate

  • : to not allow (someone) to continue being a member of the Roman Catholic church

Full Definition of excommunicate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to subject to excommunication

ex·com·mu·ni·ca·tor play \-ˌkā-tər\ noun

Origin of excommunicate

Middle English, from Late Latin excommunicatus, past participle of excommunicare, from Latin ex- + Late Latin communicare to communicate


First Known Use: 15th century


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excommunicate

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adjective ex·com·mu·ni·cate \-ni-kət\

Definition of excommunicate

  1. :  excluded from the rights of church membership :  excommunicated

excommunicate noun


1521

First Known Use of excommunicate

1521



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