(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.Shak.
(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
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.
(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
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.Milton.
(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.Howell.
(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.