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excommunicate

verb ex·com·mu·ni·cate \ ˌek-skə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkāt \
|Updated on: 24 Jul 2018

Definition of excommunicate

excommunicated; excommunicating; excommunicates
: to subject to excommunication

excommunicator

play \ˌek-skə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tər\ noun

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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


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excommunicate

adjective ex·com·mu·ni·cate \ ˌek-skə-ˈmyü-ni-kət \

Definition of excommunicate

: excluded from the rights of church membership : excommunicated

excommunicate

noun

First Known Use of excommunicate

1521

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EXCOMMUNICATE Defined for English Language Learners

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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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