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From 1518 to 1520, the Pope spoke out against Luther's writings and ordered an investigation into his teachings—that ended in 1521 with Luther being excommunicated from the Catholic church.
The Church has excommunicated people who disagree with this point.
Leander Perez was so vilified for his white supremacist views, the Catholic church excommunicated him.
The one who took the worst beating was me, the death threats was me, excommunicated by Major League Baseball was me,’’ Canseco said.
The complicated nature of the scene was only fully realized during Yondu's funeral, in which the Ravagers (who previously had excommunicated him) returned to give the blue alien his proper honors.
The Party has excommunicated a few of the most flagrantly intolerant members of its establishment, including, in 2014, Jean-Marie Le Pen.
But there are plenty of saints who have been excommunicated.
She had been excommunicated by the Pope, and her country was shunned by the rest of Europe.
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Origin and Etymology of excommunicate
Middle English, from Late Latin excommunicatus, past participle of excommunicare, from Latin ex- + Late Latin communicare to communicate
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of excommunicate
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Definition of excommunicate for English Language Learners
: to not allow (someone) to continue being a member of the Roman Catholic church
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