excommunication

  • 1 Excommunication — • Exclusion from the communion, the principal and severest censure, is a medicinal, spiritual penalty that deprives the guilty Christian of all participation in the common blessings of ecclesiastical society Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 excommunication — [ ɛkskɔmynikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; escomination 1160; lat. ecclés. excommunicatio 1 ♦ Peine ecclésiastique par laquelle qqn est retranché de la communion de l Église catholique. ⇒ excommunier. Excommunication de droit (⇒ anathème) , de fait. Bulle …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 excommunication —    Excommunication is the action of a church to deny spiritual benefits to a member, often including its sacramental offices such as the Lord s SupPER and last rites. The excommunicated person is also barred from participation in the church s… …

    Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • 4 excommunication — Excommunication. s. f. Censure Ecclesiastique par laquelle on est excommunié. Excommunication majeure, Qui retranche entierement de la Communion de l Eglise, & de toute communication avec les fidelles. Excommunication mineure, Qui interdit… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Excommunication — Ex com*mu ni*ca tion, n. [L. excommunicatio: cf. F. excommunication.] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Excommunication — Excommunication, Kirchenbann, Ausstoßung eines Gliedes aus der christlichen Gemeinde, welches sich durch grobe Sünden und Vergehungen der Kirchengemeinschaft unwürdig gemacht hat. –s– …

    Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • 7 Excommunication — Excommunication, lat. deutsch, die Ausschließung aus der Gemeinschaft der Kirche, die strengste kirchl. Censur (die Berechtigung der Kirche folgt aus Math. 8, 7; Paulus 1 Kor. 5, 4; 2 Thessal. 3, 14); sie ist e. minor, wenn der Straffällige von… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 8 excommunication — index banishment, expulsion, ostracism, rejection Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 excommunication — mid 15c., from L.L. excommunicationem (nom. excommunicatio), from pp. stem of excommunicare put out of the community, in Church L. to expel from communion, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + communicare, from communis common (see COMMON (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 Excommunication — A depiction of Pope Gregory IX excommunicating. Excommunication is a religious censure used to deprive, suspend or limit membership in a religious …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 Excommunication — L excommunication (du latin ecclésiastique ex communicare, « mettre hors de la communauté ») est, chez les catholiques et les orthodoxes et au moins certain protestants comme les Amish ou les Témoins de Jéhovah, une exclusion de la… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 12 excommunication — /eks keuh myooh ni kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of excommunicating. 2. the state of being excommunicated. 3. the ecclesiastical sentence by which a person is excommunicated. [1425 75; late ME < LL excommunication (s. of excommunicatio). See… …

    Universalium

  • 13 excommunication — (èk sko mu ni ka sion ; en vers, de sept syllabes) s. f. Punition ecclésiastique, séparant quelqu un de la communion extérieure d une Église, c est à dire du corps de ceux qui la composent. Fulminer une excommunication, une sentence d… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 EXCOMMUNICATION — s. f. Censure ecclésiastique par laquelle on est retranché de la communion de l Église. Excommunication majeure, Celle qui retranche entièrement de la communion de l Église, et de toute communion avec les fidèles. Excommunication mineure, Celle… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 EXCOMMUNICATION — n. f. Censure ecclésiastique par laquelle on est retranché de la communion de l’église, Excommunication majeure, Celle qui retranche entièrement de la communion de l’église et de toute communion avec les fidèles. Excommunication mineure, Celle… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 16 excommunication — n. to decree, order, pronounce (an) excommunication * * * [ˌekskəmjuːnɪ keɪʃ(ə)n] order pronounce (an) excommunication to decree …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 Excommunication — Exclusion from the membership of the church or from communion with faithful Christians. Those judged tolerati could still mingle with the faithful, but those vitandi could not and were exiled. See also Anathema. A censure imposed by church… …

    Medieval glossary

  • 18 excommunication — A sentence of censure pronounced by one of the spiritual courts for offenses falling under ecclesiastical cognizance. It is described as two fold: (1) The lesser excommunication, which is an ecclesiastical censure, excluding the party from the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 excommunication —    This word (from the Latin ex, meaning from or out of, and communio, meaning sharing ) refers to the exclusion of a person from communion. Excommunication is a severe ecclesiastical penalty, which is imposed or incurred for committing a serious …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 20 excommunication — Expulsion from membership in a church. Nance v Busby, 91 Tenn 303, 333. A sentence of excommunication, by an ecclesiastical court. This sentence was of two grades. The lesser excluded the person from partaking of the sacraments the greater… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary