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excommunication

[ eks-kuh-myoo-ni-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛks kəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of excommunicating.
the state of being excommunicated.
the ecclesiastical sentence by which a person is excommunicated.

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Origin of excommunication

1425–75; late Middle English <Late Latin excommūnicātiōn- (stem of excommūnicātiō). See excommunicate, -ion
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