(Ex`com*mu"ni*cant) n. One who has been excommunicated.

(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.

Thou shalt stand cursed and 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.

2. To lay under the ban of the church; to interdict.

Martin the Fifth . . . was the first that excommunicated the reading of heretical books.

(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 church; exclusion from fellowship in things spiritual.

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.

(Ex`com*mu"ni*ca`tor) n. [Cf. LL. excommunicator.] One who excommunicates.

(Ex`com*mun"ion) A shutting out from communion; excommunication. [Obs.]

Excommunication is the utmost of ecclesiastical judicature.

(Ex*co"ri*a*ble) Capable of being excoriated.

The scaly covering of fishes, . . . even in such as are excoriatable.
Sir T. Browne.

(Ex*co"ri*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excoriated ; p. pr. & vb. n. excoriating ] [L. excoriare; ex out + corium hide. cf. Scourge; see Cuirass.] To strip or wear off the skin of; to abrade; to gall; to break and remove the cuticle of, in any manner, as by rubbing, beating, or by the action of acrid substances.

(Ex*co`ri*a"tion) n. [Cf. F. excoriation.]

1. The act of excoriating or flaying, or state of being excoriated, or stripped of the skin; abrasion.

2. Stripping of possession; spoliation. [Obs.]

A pitiful excoriation of the poorer sort.

(Ex*cor"ti*cate) v. t. [L. ex out, from + cortex, corticis, bark.] To strip of bark or skin; to decorticate. [Obs.] "Excorticate the tree." Evelyn.

(Ex*cor`ti*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. excortication.] The act of stripping off bark, or the state of being thus stripped; decortication.

(Ex"cre*a*ble) a. [L. excreabilis, exscreabilis, fr. exscreare. See Excreate.] Capable of being discharged by spitting. [Obs.] Swift.

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