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EXCOMMUNICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does excommunication mean? 

EXCOMMUNICATION (noun)
  The noun EXCOMMUNICATION has 2 senses:

1. the state of being excommunicated
2. the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society

  Familiarity information: EXCOMMUNICATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCOMMUNICATION (noun)


Sense 1excommunication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being excommunicated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

excommunication; censure; exclusion

Hypernyms ("excommunication" is a kind of...):

rejection (the state of being rejected)


Sense 2excommunication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

excommunication; excision

Hypernyms ("excommunication" is a kind of...):

banishment; proscription (rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone)


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