—n., adj.eks"ku-myOO'ni-kit, -kāt"), [key]
—v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
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.
an excommunicated person.
cut off from communion with a church; excommunicated.
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