Definition of Exorcism

1. Noun. Freeing from evil spirits.

Exact synonyms: Dispossession
Generic synonyms: Supernaturalism
Terms within: Evocation, Summoning
Derivative terms: Exorcist, Exorcize



Definition of Exorcism

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

Definition of Exorcism

1. Noun. the ritual act of driving out supposed evil spirits from persons, places or things who are possessed by them. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exorcism

1. the act of exorcising [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exorcism

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Literary usage of Exorcism

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1. A Historical Examination of Some Non-Markan Elements in Luke by Ernest William Parsons (1914)
"THE TEACHING ON exorcism We pass now to one of the most difficult phases of our subject and one of no little importance. This is the teaching of this ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"exorcism: The expulsion of evil spirits by conjuration or magical or ... This article is confined to exorcism in connection with the rite of baptism. ..."

3. A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom by Andrew Dickson White (1896)
"A formula of exorcism attributed to a saint of the ninth century, ... The use of exorcism against caterpillars and grasshoppers was also common. ..."

4. Dictionary of the Apostolic Church by James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie, John Chisholm Lambert (1918)
"Justin Martyr says|| that some Christians had 'the spirit of healing,' and claims IT that their exorcism in the name of Christ always succeeded, ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"In the Swedish church, when the Augsburg Confession was again proclaimed at the council of Upsal in 1593, exorcism was retained as a free ceremony in ..."

6. Lun-hêng by Chʻung Wang, Alfred Forke (1907)
"On exorcism (Chieh-chu}. The world believes in sacrifices, trusting that they procure ... exorcism begins with the ceremony of presenting an offering. ..."

7. A History of the warfare of science with theology in Christendom v. 2 by Andrew Dickson White (1897)
"A formula of exorcism attributed to a saint of the ninth century, ... The use of exorcism against caterpillars and grasshoppers was also common. ..."

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