excommunication

[ UK /ɛkskəmjˌuːnɪkˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɛkskəmˌjunəˈkeɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  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
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How To Use excommunication In A Sentence

  • Two years later he received an order of excommunication and ignored that too in that he continued to preach.
  • Now Gregory XIV had enacted the penalty of excommunication for abortion of a "quickened" child but the present law makes no such distinction, and therefore it must be differently understood. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize
  • The threat that had made Henry compromise - an interdict over England and his continental lands together with a personal excommunication - was a blunt weapon.
  • In 1278 Palmerio Berardi, canon and obedientiary, is responsible for executing the bishop's and chapter's warning of excommunication.
  • Its excommunication banished the unfaithful and unbelieving to the horror of outer darkness forever.
  • The Franciscans gave him no encouragement to remain; and the provincial threatened him with excommunication if he persisted.
  • On the question of the present canonical status of the four bishops, Ferrara argues that it was only ever Archbishop Lefevbre who was suspended a divinis and that the only penalty imposed on the four bishops was excommunication. Archive 2009-01-01
  • Each cardinal will be required to take solemn oaths not to disclose any of their discussions on the pain of excommunication from the Church.
  • The Vatican stressed that the pope had lifted the excommunication of Williamson and three other traditionalist bishops '' benevolently '' as a result of repeated requests by the society to which the bishops belong as a precursor to bringing the breakaway group back to the Church. Clerical Whispers
  • The excommunication was interpreted as an "imprecation" that cursed all Freemasons and doomed them to perdition. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy
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