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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, excommunicates, excommunicating

Type of: boot out [informal], drum out, exclude, expel, keep out, kick out [informal], oust, shut, shut out, throw out, turf out [Brit, informal]

Antonym: communicate

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