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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•or•cismˈɛk sɔrˌsɪz əm, -sər-(n.)

  1. the act or process of exorcising.

  2. the ceremony or the formula used in exorcising.

Origin of exorcism:

1350–1400; ME (< OF) < ML < Gk


Princeton's WordNet

  1. exorcist(noun)

    one of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church

  2. exorcist, exorciser(noun)

    someone who practices exorcism


  1. exorcist(Noun)

    A person, especially a priest, who practices exorcism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exorcist(noun)

    one who expels evil spirits by conjuration or exorcism

  2. Exorcist(noun)

    a conjurer who can raise spirits


  1. Exorcist

    In some religions, an exorcist is a person who is believed to be able to cast out the devil or other demons. A priest, a nun, a monk, a healer, a shaman or other specially prepared or instructed person can be an exorcist. An exorcist is a person who performs the ridding of demons or other supernatural beings who are alleged to have possessed a person, or a building or even an object.

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