Examples from the Web for excommunication
The church was not happy with his views, and there was talk of excommunication.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the threat of something as severe as excommunication was completely unexpected to her.
Following the news of her excommunication, Kelly has stood by her words.
Dehlin believed the decision to threaten him and Kelly with excommunication came from high within the LDS Church.
Dehlin was similarly blindsided by the threat of excommunication.
It was by this weapon--excommunication--that Europe was governed.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord
For this latter offense, Pennsylvania is now threatened with excommunication, and very likely Ohio will meet the same sad fate.The Red Conspiracy|Joseph J. Mereto
A bull of excommunication was issued in 1501, by Alexander VI., against printers who should publish pernicious doctrines.History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science|John William Draper
They had wealthy relations at Constantinople, and laughed the excommunication of their late tyrant to scorn.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The women are not allowed to carry on sales at a public fair, under penalty of excommunication.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Word Origin and History for excommunication
mid-15c., from Late Latin excommunicationem (nominative excommunicatio), from past participle stem of excommunicare "put out of the community," in Church Latin "to expel from communion," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + communicare, from communis "common" (see common).