Disfellowship

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Disfellowship To exclude from fellowship; to refuse intercourse with, as an associate. "An attempt to disfellowship an evil, but to fellowship the evildoer."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disfellowship To exclude from fellowship; refuse to have intercourse with: used especially of a person or a church excluded from religious fellowship by formal action.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Disfellowship dis-fel′ō-ship want of, or exclusion from, fellowship
    • v.t Disfellowship to excommunicate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Fellowship (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

Thereupon he would be sternly disfellowshiped.
"The Lions of the Lord" by Harry Leon Wilson
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In news:

Witnesses are told to immediately shun the disfellowshipped, who are said to be certain to die at Armageddon.
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