excommunication
excommunication mid-15c., from L.L. excommunicationem (nom. excommunicatio), from pp. stem of excommunicare "put out of the community," in Church L. "to expel from communion," from ex- "out" (see EX- (Cf. ex-)) + communicare, from communis "common" (see COMMON (Cf. common)).

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  • Excommunication — • Exclusion from the communion, the principal and severest censure, is a medicinal, spiritual penalty that deprives the guilty Christian of all participation in the common blessings of ecclesiastical society Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • excommunication — [ ɛkskɔmynikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; escomination 1160; lat. ecclés. excommunicatio 1 ♦ Peine ecclésiastique par laquelle qqn est retranché de la communion de l Église catholique. ⇒ excommunier. Excommunication de droit (⇒ anathème) , de fait. Bulle …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • excommunication —    Excommunication is the action of a church to deny spiritual benefits to a member, often including its sacramental offices such as the Lord s SupPER and last rites. The excommunicated person is also barred from participation in the church s… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • excommunication — Excommunication. s. f. Censure Ecclesiastique par laquelle on est excommunié. Excommunication majeure, Qui retranche entierement de la Communion de l Eglise, & de toute communication avec les fidelles. Excommunication mineure, Qui interdit… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Excommunication — Ex com*mu ni*ca tion, n. [L. excommunicatio: cf. F. excommunication.] The act of communicating or ejecting; esp., an ecclesiastical censure whereby the person against whom it is pronounced is, for the time, cast out of the communication of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Excommunication — Excommunication, Kirchenbann, Ausstoßung eines Gliedes aus der christlichen Gemeinde, welches sich durch grobe Sünden und Vergehungen der Kirchengemeinschaft unwürdig gemacht hat. –s– …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Excommunication — Excommunication, lat. deutsch, die Ausschließung aus der Gemeinschaft der Kirche, die strengste kirchl. Censur (die Berechtigung der Kirche folgt aus Math. 8, 7; Paulus 1 Kor. 5, 4; 2 Thessal. 3, 14); sie ist e. minor, wenn der Straffällige von… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • excommunication — index banishment, expulsion, ostracism, rejection Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Excommunication — A depiction of Pope Gregory IX excommunicating. Excommunication is a religious censure used to deprive, suspend or limit membership in a religious …   Wikipedia

  • Excommunication — L excommunication (du latin ecclésiastique ex communicare, « mettre hors de la communauté ») est, chez les catholiques et les orthodoxes et au moins certain protestants comme les Amish ou les Témoins de Jéhovah, une exclusion de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

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