Definition of excommunicate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

excommunicate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they excommunicate
BrE BrE//ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt//
 
he / she / it excommunicates
BrE BrE//ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪts//
 
past simple excommunicated
BrE BrE//ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪtɪd//
 
past participle excommunicated
BrE BrE//ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form excommunicating
BrE BrE//ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌekskəˈmjuːnɪkeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
jump to other results
excommunicate somebody (for something) to punish somebody by officially stating that they can no longer be a member of a Christian Church, especially the Roman Catholic Church Word Origin late Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin excommunicat- ‘excluded from communication with the faithful’, from the verb excommunicare, from ex- ‘out’ + Latin communis ‘common to all’, on the pattern of Latin communicare ‘to share’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: excommunicate