• (British) IPA: /ˌɛkskəˈmjuːnɪkət/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌɛkskəˈmjunəkət/
  • (British) IPA: /ˌɛkskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌɛkskəˈmjunəkeɪt/

excommunicate (not comparable)

  1. Excommunicated.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, John IX:
      the iewes had conspyred allredy that yff eny man did confesse that he was Christ, he shulde be excommunicat out of the Sinagoge.
    • c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene i]:
      Thou shalt stand cursed and excommunicate.

excommunicate (plural excommunicates)

  1. A person so excluded.

excommunicate (excommunicates, present participle excommunicating; past and past participle excommunicated)

  1. (transitive) To officially exclude someone from membership of a church or religious community.
  2. (transitive, historical or figurative) To exclude from any other group; to banish.
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