Verb(1) exclude from a church or a religious community(2) oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree
(1) The suspension of Roger from office and the restoration of the excommunicate status of Gilbert Foliot and Jocelin of Salisbury would derail that plan.(2) Any that fought against him would be automatically excommunicate .(3) One reason I'm grateful for bishops is that, if it were left up to laypeople, there would be nobody in the whole length and breadth of the Catholic communion who was not excommunicate .(4) The Constitutions of Clarendon expressly forbade any oath about future conduct being required from an excommunicate .(5) In 1310 the excommunicate Bruce secured the support of the Scottish clergy.(6) Why is a frightened young woman who procures an abortion excommunicate while a politician who encourages her by telling her it is her right to do so, and works to secure her liberty to do so, welcomed at the altar?(7) Eighty-one percent of Mexican Catholics opposed excommunicating a woman who has had an abortion (the current Catholic doctrine).(8) I very much doubt that Pope Benedict is going to engage in wholesale excommunications , but I have no doubt he will encourage people to ponder anew what is entailed in being in communion with the Church.(9) The church excommunicated people who said that the earth revolved around the sun.(10) No canonical or civil penalties, much less automatic excommunication , are attached to its violation.(11) The Pope excommunicated king and cabinet, and these repeated ecclesiastical censures muzzled any patriotic stirrings among the clergy.(12) Eventually he was excommunicated for arguing with the Pope and for emphasising that his fellow Franciscans had made vows of poverty.(13) A Puritan New England congregation even excommunicated a man who neglected the sexual aspect of his relationship with his wife!(14) He left for France and then Germany, where he was excommunicated by the Lutheran Church, and returned to Italy in the mistaken belief that it would be safe to do so.(15) In September 1871, Bishop Shiel returned from Rome and excommunicated her for alleged insubordination.(16) The issue was resolved only in 1188, and in the intervening decade William was excommunicated and his kingdom placed under an interdict, while numerous appeals were made to Rome.
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Different Formsexcommunicate, excommunicated, excommunicates, excommunicating
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