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Verb: excommunicate  ,eks-ku'myoo-nu,keyt
  1. Exclude from a church or a religious community
    "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner";
    - unchurch, curse
     
  2. Oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree

Derived forms: excommunicated, excommunicating, excommunicates

Type of: boot out, drum out, exclude, expel, keep out, kick out, oust, shut, shut out, throw out

Antonym: communicate

Encyclopedia: Excommunicate