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excommunicate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excommunicate  \Ex"com*mu"ni*cate\,  a.  [L.  excommunicatus  p.  p. 
  of  communicare  to  excommunicate;  ex  out  +  communicare.  See 
  {Communicate}.] 
  Excommunicated;  interdicted  from  the  rites  of  the  church.  -- 
  n.  One  excommunicated. 
 
  Thou  shalt  stand  cursed  and  excommunicate.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excommunicate  \Ex`com*mu"ni*cate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Excommunicated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Excommunicating}.] 
  1.  To  put  out  of  communion;  especially,  to  cut  off  or  shut 
  out  from  communion  with  the  church,  by  an  ecclesiastical 
  sentence. 
 
  2.  To  lay  under  the  ban  of  the  church;  to  interdict. 
 
  Martin  the  Fifth  .  .  .  was  the  first  that 
  excommunicated  the  reading  of  heretical  books. 
  --Miltin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excommunicate 
  v  :  exclude  from  a  church  or  a  religious  communities  [syn:  {curse}] 
  [ant:  {communicate}] 




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