To exclude from any other group; to banish.
Other Word Forms of Excommunicate
Origin of Excommunicate
Middle English excommunicaten from Late Latin excommūnicāre excommūnicāt- Latin ex- ex- Latin commūnicāre to share (from commūnis common common)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Late Latin excommunicātus, perfect passive participle of excommunicō (“put out of the community”).
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