excommunicate

DEFINITIONS OF: excommunicate

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v exclude from a church or a religious community

“The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner”
Synonyms:
curse, unchurch
Antonyms:
communicate
administer Communion; in church
commune, communicate
receive Communion, in the Catholic church
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Type of:
exclude, keep out, shut, shut out
prevent from entering; shut out

v oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree

Synonyms
curse, unchurch
exclude from a church or a religious community
Type of:
boot out, drum out, expel, kick out, oust, throw out
remove from a position or office
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