[ eks-kuh-myoo-ni-key-tiv, -kuh-tiv ]
/ ˌɛks kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪ tɪv, -kə tɪv /


disposed or serving to excommunicate.

Origin of excommunicative

First recorded in 1815–25; excommunicate + -ive
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Examples from the Web for excommunicative

  • He was one of the many men who admired Mrs. Errington while wondering at her narrow and excommunicative disposition.

    Tongues of Conscience|Robert Smythe Hichens