Ex"com*mu"ni*cate (?), a. [L. excommunicatus, p. p. of communicare to excommunicate; ex out + communicare. See Communicate.]

Excommunicated; interdicted from the rites of the church.



One excommunicated.

Thou shalt stand cursed and excommunicate. Shak.


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Ex`com*mu"ni*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excommunicated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Excommunicating (?).]


To put out of communion; especially, to cut off, or shut out, from communion with the church, by an ecclesiastical sentence.


To lay under the ban of the church; to interdict.

Martin the Fifth . . . was the first that excommunicated the reading of heretical books. Miltin.


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