excommunication

[ eks-kuh-myoo-ni-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌɛks kəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

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

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ TO SEE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT 2ND-3RD GRADE VOCAB FROM BOOKS!

Are you learning new vocabulary? Or do you just have an interest in words? Either way, this quiz is for you.
Question 1 of 10
orchard

Origin of excommunication

1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin excommūnicātiōn- (stem of excommūnicātiō). See excommunicate, -ion
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for excommunication