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Noun: excommunication  ,eks-ku,myoo-nu'key-shun
  1. The act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society
    - excision
  2. The state of being excommunicated
    - exclusion, censure

Derived forms: excommunications

Type of: banishment, proscription, rejection

Encyclopedia: Excommunication