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excommunication


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The exclusion of a person from the communion of the Church, imposed by an ecclesiastical court for offences ranging from non‐attendance at church to heresy. Christian burial was denied to excommunicants.

Subjects: Religion — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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