Definition of Anathematize

1. Verb. Curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment. "Sam and Sue anathematize the movie "




Definition of Anathematize

1. v. t. To pronounce an anathema against; to curse. Hence: To condemn publicly as something accursed.

Definition of Anathematize

1. Verb. (transitive) To cause to be, or to declare as, an anathema or evil. ¹

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Definition of Anathematize

1. [v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES]

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Literary usage of Anathematize

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1. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles, William Rishanger (1889)
"Again, we excommunicate and anathematize the said emperor, because in his kingdom clerks are seized and imprisoned, proscribed, and slain. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In the eighth session (2 June, 553) the council declared: " If anyone defends the aforesaid letter and does not anathematize it, it and him who defends it ..."

3. A History of the Councils of the Church: From the Original Documents by Karl Joseph von Hefele (1883)
"... however, he refused to anathematize the impious doctrine, your Fraternity perceived that he was persisting in his error, and was deserving of ..."

4. Wharton's Law-lexicon: Forming an Epitome of the Law of England : and by John Jane Smith Wharton, John Mounteney Lely (1892)
"... state of commotion that arises when a government has lost its power, anathematize, to pronounce accursed by ecclesiastical authority, to excommunicate. ..."

5. A Source Book for MediƦval History: Selected Documents Illustrating the by Oliver Joseph Thatcher, Edgar Holmes McNeal (1905)
"We excommunicate and anathematize him because he has not allowed the vacancies in certain bishoprics and churches to be filled, thereby imperilling the ..."

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