Related ideas are excommunication, which is practiced by the Catholics; shunning, which (IIRC) is practiced by the Amish; and Suppressive Person declaration, which is practiced by the Scientologists.
Dis*fel"low*ship (?), v. t. [See Fellowship, v. t.]
To exclude from fellowship; to refuse intercourse with, as an associate.
An attempt to disfellowship an evil, but to fellowship the evildoer.
Freewill Bapt. Quart.
© Webster 1913.
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