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Excommunication literally means 'out of communion' and is the removal of a former member from a church body. Excommunication is a drastic step and usually results in cutting ties with other members of that church as well.

The concept of excommunication was made famous during the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods in references to the Catholic Church and involved removal from the body of Christ.