major excommunication

noun

Roman Catholicism
: absolute exclusion of a person from the church and in extreme cases even from social intercourse with church members
distinguished from minor excommunication

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“Major excommunication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/major%20excommunication. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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