Definition of excommunicate in English:
Pronunciation: /ˌekskəˈmyo͞onəˌkāt /[with object]
Officially exclude (someone) from participation in the sacraments and services of the Christian Church.
- He left for France and then Germany, where he was excommunicated by the Lutheran Church, and returned to Italy in the mistaken belief that it would be safe to do so.
- The church excommunicated people who said that the earth revolved around the sun.
- A Puritan New England congregation even excommunicated a man who neglected the sexual aspect of his relationship with his wife!
Pronunciation: /ˌekskəˈmyo͞onikət /Back to top
Excommunicated: all violators were to be pronounced excommunicate
More example sentences
- Any that fought against him would be automatically excommunicate.
- In 1310 the excommunicate Bruce secured the support of the Scottish clergy.
- The suspension of Roger from office and the restoration of the excommunicate status of Gilbert Foliot and Jocelin of Salisbury would derail that plan.
Pronunciation: /ˌekskəˈmyo͞onəkət /Back to top
An excommunicated person.
- The Constitutions of Clarendon expressly forbade any oath about future conduct being required from an excommunicate.
- Example sentences
- Aaron's father presides over the panel of Mormon excommunicators, and his son's ‘sin’ is so disgusting it can barely be put into words.
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