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 for excommunicate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excommunicate \Ex"com*mu"ni*cate\, a. [L. excommunicatus, p. p.
     of communicare to excommunicate; ex out + communicare. See
     Communicate.]
     Excommunicated; interdicted from the rites of the church. --
     n. One excommunicated.
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           Thou shalt stand cursed and excommunicate. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Excommunicate \Ex`com*mu"ni*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Excommunicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Excommunicating.]
     1. To put out of communion; especially, to cut off, or shut
        out, from communion with the church, by an ecclesiastical
        sentence.
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     2. To lay under the ban of the church; to interdict.
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              Martin the Fifth . . . was the first that
              excommunicated the reading of heretical books.
                                                    --Miltin.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  excommunicate
      v 1: exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay
           priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"
           [syn: excommunicate, unchurch, curse] [ant:
           communicate]
      2: oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "excommunicate":
     accurse, anathematize, attaint, ban, banish, blackball, blacklist,
     blaspheme, blast, break, bring home to, bust, cashier, cast out,
     censure, condemn, confound, convict, curse, cut, damn, darn,
     deconsecrate, defrock, denounce, denunciate, deport, depose,
     dethrone, disbar, discrown, disenthrone, disfellowship, dismiss,
     displace, doom, drum out, exclude, execrate, exile, expatriate,
     expel, extradite, find guilty, fugitate, fulminate against,
     give the gate, hex, imprecate, kick upstairs, liquidate, ostracize,
     oust, outlaw, overthrow, pass sentence on, penalize, pension,
     pension off, pronounce judgment, pronounce sentence, proscribe,
     purge, read out of, relegate, remove, remove from office, retire,
     rusticate, send to Coventry, sentence, snub, spurn,
     strip of office, strip of rank, superannuate, suspend,
     throw a whammy, thrust out, thunder against, transport, unchurch,
     unfrock, unsaddle, unseat, unthrone
  
  

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