What does exorcism mean?

Definitions for exorcism
ˈɛk sɔrˌsɪz əm, -sər-ex·or·cism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exorcism, dispossessionnoun

    freeing from evil spirits

Wiktionary

  1. exorcismnoun

    the ritual act of driving out supposed evil spirits from persons, places or things who are possessed by them.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Exorcismnoun

    The form of adjuration, or religious ceremony by which evil and malignant spirits are driven away.

    Etymology: ἐξοϱϰισμὸς.

    Will his lordship behold and hear our exorcisms? William Shakespeare.

    Symptoms supernatural, must be only curable by supernatural means; namely, by devout prayers or exorcisms. Gideon Harvey.

Wikipedia

  1. Exorcism

    Exorcism (from Ancient Greek ἐξορκισμός (exorkismós) 'binding by oath') is the religious or spiritual practice of evicting demons, jinns, or other malevolent spiritual entities from a person, or an area, that is believed to be possessed. Depending on the spiritual beliefs of the exorcist, this may be done by causing the entity to swear an oath, performing an elaborate ritual, or simply by commanding it to depart in the name of a higher power. The practice is ancient and part of the belief system of many cultures and religions.

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  1. exorcism

    Exorcism is a religious or spiritual practice of evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person, place or object believed to be possessed or influenced by such entities. It involves a ritual or ceremony conducted by an individual who possesses the authority or ability, such as a priest, a pastor, or a spiritual healer. This practice is deeply linked to various faiths and cultures around the world.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exorcismnoun

    the act of exorcising; the driving out of evil spirits from persons or places by conjuration; also, the form of conjuration used

  2. Exorcismnoun

    conjuration for raising spirits

  3. Etymology: [L. exorcismus, Gr. 'exorkizmo`s; cf. F. exorcisme.]

Wikidata

  1. Exorcism

    Exorcism is the practice of evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person or an area which they are believed to have possessed. Depending on the spiritual beliefs of the exorcist, this may be done by causing the entity to swear an oath, performing an elaborate ritual, or simply by commanding it to depart in the name of a higher power. The practice is ancient and part of the belief system of many cultures and religions. Requested and performed exorcisms had begun to decline in the Western world by the 18th century due to advancements in medical understanding, and occurred rarely until the latter half of the 20th century when the public saw a sharp rise due to the media attention exorcisms were getting. There was “a 50% increase in the number of exorcisms performed between the early 1960s and the mid-1970s”.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Exorcism

    conjuration by God or Christ or some holy name, of some evil spirit to come out of a person; it was performed on a heathen as an idolater, and eventually on a child as born in sin prior to baptism.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exorcism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exorcism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of exorcism in a Sentence

  1. Hakima Ramzi:

    It's not an exorcism. That was a translation issue in the court.

  2. Alexandra Pelosi:

    I think that weighed really heavy on her soul. I think she felt really guilty. I think that really broke her. Over Thanksgiving, she had priests coming, trying to have an exorcism of the house and having prayer services, he’s a strong person, athletic. This has been tough. It’s going to be about three or four more months before he’s really back to normal.

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