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Eastern Orthodoxy and the Roman Catholic Church parted ways in the schism of 1054 A.D., with the pope and the Eastern patriarch excommunicating each other.
The president recently reached out to some people Kelly had sought to excommunicate, calling former communications director Anthony Scaramucci to banter about politics and inviting Lewandowski and Bossie to dinner in the residence.
Last May, Kathy Griffin was unfairly excommunicated from the church of pop culture.
Hillary Clinton, Trump's 2016 opponent, was famous for her decades-old Rolodex and never truly excommunicating people from her world of informal advisers and outside aides.
Trump excommunicated Steve Bannon from his inner circle after the former White House chief strategist raised the specter of money-laundering charges to journalist Michael Wolff.
Since he has been excommunicated from Trump’s counsel for his comments to Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff, there is widespread belief (and relief) that Bannon won’t similarly meddle in the November races.
On this date In 1521, Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Leo X. In 1870, groundbreaking took place for the Brooklyn Bridge.
But that won’t be enough, of course, just as excommunicating all the bad guys won’t be enough.
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Origin and Etymology of excommunicate
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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