1Officially exclude (someone) from participation in the Christian sacraments; excommunicate.
- ‘Midlife, he was unchurched, and his excommunication placed him in a state of dejection.’
- 1.1 Deprive (a building) of its status as a church.
- ‘At one time it was unchurched altogether, then restored to a certain status, and again Cromwell degraded the venerable pile to the level of a stable.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.