anathema

  1. a detested person
  2. a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication

Anathema

Originally an anathema was a gift hung up in a temple (the word comes from the Greek anatithemi, to lay up), and dedicated to some god, a votive offering; but it gradually came to be used for expulsion, curse. The Roman Catholic Church pronounces the sentence of anathema against heretics, schismatics, and all who wilfully pursue a course of conduct...
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anathema

[n] - a detested person 2. [n] - a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
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anathema

Something that is shunned or cursed. The word is used in the Christian church in excommunication. ...
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Anathema

A·nath'e·ma noun ; plural Anathemas [ Latin anath...ma , from Greek ... anything devoted, esp. to evil, a curse; also Latin anath...ma , from Greek ... a votive offering; all from ... to set up as a votive gift, dedicate; ... up + ... to set. See Thesis .] 1.
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anathema

Origin: L. Anathma, fr. Gr. Anything devoted, esp. To evil, a curse; also L. Anathma, fr. Gr. A votive offering; all fr. To set up as a votive gift, dedicate; up + to set. See Thesis. ... 1. A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed...
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anathema

noun a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
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Anathema

• (n.) Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority. • (n.) An imprecation; a curse; a malediction. • (n.) A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed.
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anathema

(from Greek anatithenai: `to set up,` or `to dedicate`), in the Old Testament, a creature or object set apart for sacrificial offering. Its return ... [1 related articles]
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anathema

anathema 1. A formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication. 2. Someone or something that is greatly disliked or detested and is therefore shunned. 3. Someone or something which is cursed, denounced, or excommunicated by a religious authority. 4. A curse from a religious authority that denounces something or excommunicates someone. ...
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anathema

anathema (ună'thimu) [Gr.,=something set up; dedicated to a divinity as a votive offering], term that came to denote something devoted to a divinity for destruction. In the Bible, the term is herem. Anathema means “accursed” in the New Testament, where it clearly suggests separ...
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Anathema

Anathema, a term derived from Greek ἀνάθεμα, which meant `something dedicated` and, in the Septuagint and New Testament, `something dedicated to evil and thus accursed`, has various meanings. == Generic usage == In general usage, the word `anathema` is employed mainly to describe vehement disagreement with or dislike of something. Ex...
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Anathema

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Anathema

1) A Greek term referring to a curse in the New Testament. 2) In Catholicism, it refers to an open condemnation against immorality, heresy, or blasphemy by church authorities (Smith and Green 1995
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