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Usage examples for excommunication

  1. The sentence of the bishop, the decree of excommunication pronounced from the foot of the altar, was all that was required. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  2. His silence became an excommunication. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  3. You will tell him, when his confession is made: 'Father Filippo has directed me to refuse Your Holiness absolution, and ever to confess you again till you have relieved the King of France from excommunication. – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  4. The thunderbolt of excommunication was launched; Rome had spoken. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  5. Act for conference with James Urquhart of old Craige, desiring to be relaxed from Excommunication, Ib. – The-Acts-Of-The-General-Assemblies-of-the-Church-of-Scotland by Church of Scotland. General Assembly
  6. John Johnstouns desire of relaxation from Excommunication to the provincial of Drumfreis. – The-Acts-Of-The-General-Assemblies-of-the-Church-of-Scotland by Church of Scotland. General Assembly
  7. It needed nothing less than the prayers of the bishops, and even, it is said, a threat of excommunication, to induce Richard to grant William des Barres the king's peace during the time of pilgrimage. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  8. As soon as the bull of excommunication was issued, the Republic instructed her officers to stop every copy of it at the frontier, and it was never read in any church in the Venetian dominions. – Venetian Life by W. D. Howells
  9. Now, the kingdom, on account of the king's disobedience, was under the papal interdict, and the king was threatened with excommunication. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  10. As he saw it, the sale of brandy to the Indians was a sin, punishable by excommunication; and so determined was he that the penalty should be enforced that he would allow the right of absolution to no one but himself. – The Fighting Governor A Chronicle of Frontenac by Charles W. Colby Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton
  11. He appointed the punishment of excommunication, and a penalty of two hundred ducats, for those persons who should read any of these books, and in this number were included some which were permitted to be read by the last edict of the Pope. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  12. " No," said the nun, " we are forbidden to have any money without the knowledge of the abbess, under pain of excommunication." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  13. I have only stopped in this place because of the lively interest with which you have inspired me, but if you have the least objection to receive me on account of the singular excommunication with which you are threatened, I will leave Aix tomorrow. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. He thus deferred, but by no means avoided, the excommunication. – The Power Of The Popes by Pierre Claude François Daunou
  15. Nor was Pius V, with his denial of Christian burial to all who fell in the arena, and his excommunication for princes who permitted corridas de toros in their dominions, more successful. – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  16. Permanent excommunication is imposed for adultery or eating with a very low caste. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  17. Farmer Fairthorn had a birthright, it is true, until his marriage, which having been a stolen match, and not performed according to " Friends' ceremony," occasioned his excommunication. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  18. He felt no terror at the thought of excommunication. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  19. Lord Lyttleton chooses to follow the authority of a manuscript letter, or rather manifesto, of Folliot, Bishop of London, which is addressed to Becket himself, at the time when the bishop appealed to the pope from the excommunication pronounced against him by his primate. – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
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