ARMAND MARC, COMTE MONTMORIN DE SAINT HEREM DE (1745-1792), French statesman, belonged to a cadet branch of a noble family of Auvergne.
His relative, Louis Victor Henri, marquis de Montmorin de Saint Herem, head of the elder branch, also perished in the massacre.
Primitive Semitic customs recognize that when persons are laid under a ban or taboo (herem) restrictions are imposed on contact with them, and that the breach of these involves supernatural dangers.
The major excommunication (herem) excluded from the Temple as well as the synagogue and from all association with the faithful.
In the form anathema, the word is used in the Septuagint, the New Testament and ecclesiastical writers as the equivalent of the Hebrew herem, which is commonly translated " accursed thing " (A.V.) or " devoted thing " (R.V.; cf.