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ex•com•mu•ni•cate



Pronunciation: (
v.eks"ku-myOO'ni-kāt";
n., adj.eks"ku-myOO'ni-kit, -kāt"),
[key]
v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
n., adj.


v.t.
1. to cut off from communion with a church or exclude from the sacraments of a church by ecclesiastical sentence.
2. to exclude or expel from membership or participation in any group, association, etc.: an advertiser excommunicated from a newspaper.

n.
an excommunicated person.

adj.
cut off from communion with a church; excommunicated.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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