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Synonyms for excommunication

the state of being excommunicated

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the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church


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It is important to note that the distinction between shunning, or disfellowship, and excommunication has been clearly defined in Christian communities that use them.
Paul initially prescribes that the church should disfellowship the young man, deny him the privilege of continuing to relate intimately to that particular Christian community.
WARNING: Teepees are associated with traditions, a rare but serious debate which may sometimes cause disfellowship.
I was shocked when they told me that, as long as I kept my relationship with my daughter a secret from other Witnesses, they would not disfellowship me.
In the end, the Elders' decision was to disfellowship our father--a severe punishment from the standpoint of his immortal soul, but scarcely satisfactory for those of us who still had to live with this man.