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

 ex·com·mu·ni·cate /ˌɛkskəˈmjunəˌket/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·com·mu·ni·cate a.  Excommunicated; interdicted from the rites of the church. -- n. One excommunicated.
    Thou shalt stand cursed and excommunicate.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 2. To lay under the ban of the church; to interdict.
    Martin the Fifth . . . was the first that excommunicated the reading of heretical books.   --Miltin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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