Meaning of excommunication

ex•com•mu•ni•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (eks"ku-my"ni-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of excommunicating.
  2. the state of being excommunicated.
  3. the ecclesiastical sentence by which a person is excommunicated.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: