Definition of excommunication
1 : an ecclesiastical censure depriving a person of the rights of church membership
2 : exclusion from fellowship in a group or community
excommunicativeplay \ˌek-skə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tiv, -ni-kə-tiv\ adjective
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In Heretics, Spinoza also served as the paradigmatic recipient of excommunication, an example of the terrible fate of those who run afoul of dogma.
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