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[eks-kuh-myoo-ni-key-shuh n] /ˌɛks kəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃən/

the act of .
the state of being .
the ecclesiastical sentence by which a person is .

mid-15c., from Late Latin excommunicationem (nominative excommunicatio), from past participle stem of excommunicare “put out of the community,” in Church Latin “to expel from communion,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + communicare, from communis “common” (see common).


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