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excommunicate (eks" kuh MYOO ni kayt") (verb), excommunicates; excommunicated; excommunicating
To remove the membership of an individual from a secular organization or a religious organization through a formal decree or ecclesiastical order: It saddened the bishop of the church to be excommunicating one of the long time members of the church; however, he had no choice because of the violations of the sacred and moral precepts or rules of the church by the member.
This entry is located in the following units: -cate (page 3) commu-, comm- (page 3)