Aggravation

Aggravation, in ecclesiastical usage, is a term given

(1) to the threat to fulminate excommunication after three monitions to obey the Church. The aggravation may not be published by the minister without the order of the official.

(2.) The extreme penalty of the major excommunication (i e. the stoppage of all intercourse between the excommunicated party and the body of the faithful). The word in this sense has now no-use.

 
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