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noun ex·com·mu·ni·ca·tion \-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of excommunication

  1. 1 :  an ecclesiastical censure depriving a person of the rights of church membership

  2. 2 :  exclusion from fellowship in a group or community


play \-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tiv, -ni-kət-\ adjective

15th Century

First Known Use of excommunication

15th century

Rhymes with excommunication

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articulated in the throat

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