Excommunication

Excommunication, an ecclesiastical punishment inflicted upon heretics and offenders against the Church laws and violators of the moral code; was formulated in the Christian Church in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. It varied in severity according to the degree of transgression, but in its severest application involved exclusion from the Eucharist, Christian burial, and the rights and privileges of the Church; formerly it had the support of the civil authority, but is now a purely spiritual penalty.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Excalibur * Exelmans, Remy Joseph Isodore, Comte
Eversley, Charles Shaw Lefevre, Viscount
Evil Eye
Evolution
Ev`ora
Evremond, Saint
Evreux
Ewald, Georg Heinrich August von
Ewald, Johannes
Ewige Jude
Excalibur
Excommunication
Exelmans, Remy Joseph Isodore, Comte
Exeter
Exeter Hall
Exmoor
Exmouth
Exodus
“Exodus from Houndsditch,”
Exogens
Exorcism
Exoteric

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