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What does "Anathema" mean?


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

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Example: "He is an anathema to me"

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