Definition of excommunicant in English:


Line breaks: ex|com¦mu¦ni|cant
Pronunciation: /ˌɛkskəˈmjuːnɪk(ə)nt


  • An excommunicated person.
    More example sentences
    • They were still technically excommunicants, but the great victory at Constantinople persuaded Innocent to remove the ban.
    • The Hospital and the Temple still refused to have dealings with an excommunicant.
    • It introduces readers to his status as murderer and repeat offender attacking and threatening rivals, police, a notary, and many others, and to his status as knight (and then excommunicant) of the order of Malta.


late 16th century: based on ecclesiastical Latin excommunicare (see excommunicate), with irregular use of the suffix -ant.

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