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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·com·mu·ni·ca·tion /-ˌmjunəˈkeʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·com·mu·ni·ca·tion n.  The act of communicating or ejecting; esp., an ecclesiastical censure whereby the person against whom it is pronounced is, for the time, cast out of the communication of the church; exclusion from fellowship in things spiritual.
 Note:excommunication is of two kinds, the lesser and the greater; the lesser excommunication is a separation or suspension from partaking of the Eucharist; the greater is an absolute execution of the offender from the church and all its rights and advantages, even from social intercourse with the faithful.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being excommunicated [syn: exclusion, censure]
      2: the act of banishing a member of the Church from the
         communion of believers and the privileges of the Church;
         cutting a person off from a religious society [syn: excision]