• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Excommune To exclude from participation in; to excommunicate. "Poets . . . were excommuned Plato's common wealth"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1924, Pope Urban VIII threatened to excommunicate snuff users.
    • excommune To exclude from communion, fellowship, or participation; excommunicate.
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  • Sir Edward Coke
    Sir Edward Coke
    “Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. excommuier,. See Excommunicate


In literature:

It is, however, {366} intimated that he died excommunicated.
"Notes and Queries, Number 180, April 9, 1853" by Various
Excommunication is more fitting in your case than absolution.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
The laymen found guilty were excommunicated.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
But the time came when anathemas availed nought, and excommunication was divested of all terror.
"Bibliomania in the Middle Ages" by Frederick Somner Merryweather
No one might pray, even in private, with excommunicated persons, except at the cost of being excommunicated himself.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
On the other hand, the souls of those who die in mortal sin, and of excommunicated persons are believed to go straight to hell.
"The Life of the Waiting Soul in the Intermediate State" by R. E. Sanderson
Permanent excommunication is imposed for adultery or eating with a very low caste.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Order of Excommunication, 165, 166.
"The Scottish Reformation" by Alexander F. Mitchell
I 'spects dar'll be some excommunication fer me.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
At length, however, he condescended to defend himself; and the process ended in his excommunication.
"Andrew Melville" by William Morison

In poetry:

What Excommunication can deprive
A pious soul that is in Christ alive,
Of Church-Communion? or cut off a limb,
That life and action both unite to him? For any circumstance of place or time,
Or mode or custom, which infers no crime?
"On Church Communion - Part II." by John Byrom

In news:

The Vatican warned of immediate excommunication for doctors prescribing the pill and for women taking it.
Mormon blogger, facing excommunication , resigns from church.
Mormon writer says he faces excommunication for criticizing Romney.
As of this week, a former priest and nun and perhaps hundreds of other Roman Catholics in the Diocese of Lincoln can consider themselves excommunicated .
"We excommunicate these people," said Robert Gangi, executive director of the Correctional Association of New York, a prison-monitoring group.
On July 27, 1656, Amsterdam's Jewish community declared Baruch Spinoza excommunicated, and, at the age of 23, he became the most famous heretic in Judaism.
When the Jewish community of Amsterdam excommunicated Spinoza in 1655, the modern invocation of the biblical notion of herem sparked a controversy that still hasn't been resolved.
Rigali noted that the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith decried in 2007 that women who present themselves for ordinations at such ceremonies, and those "who falsely claim" to ordain them, are automatically excommunicated.
God Exists, Philosophically Spinoza's views got him excommunicated before he turned 24.
The Vatican, under Benedict XVI, is doing somersaults to get the excommunicated, anti-semitic Lefebvrists back into the church's tent.
The entire mainstream of the Republican Party may have excommunicated Akin, but Mike Huckabee is having none of it.
Ohio Could Excommunicate Catholic , Other Private High Schools From Public-School Competition.
Ohio Could Excommunicate Catholic, Other Private High Schools From Public-School Competition .
Lieberman was excommunicated by his party (he won as an independent in 2006 after losing the Democratic primary) and retired this year rather than face probable defeat.
And if you get blocked by the pope is that a 21st century form of excommunication.

In science:

Regge theory, strings, baryon junctions, ropes and all that: cumbersome things of the past and irrelevant for RHIC physics? The “excommunication” of such non-perturbative phenomena from HI physics is suggested in B.
Collective flow and QCD phase transition