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excommunicatory

[ eks-kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˌɛks kəˈmyu nɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective
relating to or causing excommunication.
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Origin of excommunicatory

First recorded in 1675–85; excommunicate + -ory1
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How to use excommunicatory in a sentence

  • He had reviled “the Church,” and they at once caught “the excommunicatory fever.”

  • An expelled member is read out of meeting with stated excommunicatory maledictions.

    Quaker Hill|Warren H. Wilson
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