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ANATHEMA, eccl. law. A punishment by which a person is separate from, the body of the church, and forbidden all intercourse with the faithful: it differs from excommunication, which simply forbids the person excommunicated, from going into the church and communicating with the faithful. Gal. 1. 8, 9.

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STAR MAN: Professor Stephen Hawking took the stage with Anathema, who Tweeted the picture at top right
In Medieval Latin, anathema was used interchangeably with excommunicatio and was pronounced chiefly against unrepentant heretics.
Once anathema to party members for her feudal arrogance, she has of late made it a point to keep all leaders in the loop
Far from anathemas, these are virtually point-by-point correlations with the Lockean ideas listed above.
Times do change, considering that the man was more or less anathema to the paper's editors a few short years ago.
vehicle manufacturers seem to think that the station wagon is an anathema (or maybe it has something to do with the profitability provided by SUVs and now crossovers), that's not shared by manufacturers in other parts of the world.
Funny, we thought West Boylstonians viewed affordable housing and nontaxable open spaces as an anathema.
Seducing the Rabbi is anathema to the traditional romance novel.
A celebrated space traveler has fallen from the stars to the point of serving time for a human behavior that's anathema to the status we place on astronauts.
Maybe I'm confused, but doesn't the vast majority of Americans and more than three quarters of the rest of the world find us queer folk to be anathema and define us all with that term, pervert?
For rather than drawing any lessons from the many mistakes of his country's tragic economic past, Kirchner is again obliviously resorting to pervasive price controls and anti-market regulations that are anathema to both domestic and foreign investors.