Definition of exorcism in English:

exorcism

Line breaks: ex¦or|cism
Pronunciation: /ˈɛksɔːsɪzəm
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Derivatives

exorcist

noun
More example sentences
  • He is one of the leading exorcists, and he is more informed about these things than we.
  • The retired priest is one of a team of 12 exorcists in the diocese called out to deal with haunted buildings and occult disturbances.
  • This is the second year that the Vatican has offered a course for aspiring demonologists and exorcists.

Origin

late Middle English: via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek exorkismos, from exorkizein 'exorcize'.

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