Definition of Exorcist

1. Noun. One of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church.

Generic synonyms: Holy Order, Order



2. Noun. Someone who practices exorcism.
Exact synonyms: Exorciser
Generic synonyms: Magician, Necromancer, Sorcerer, Thaumaturge, Thaumaturgist, Wizard
Derivative terms: Exorcise, Exorcism

Definition of Exorcist

1. n. One who expels evil spirits by conjuration or exorcism.

Definition of Exorcist

1. Noun. A person, especially a priest, who practices exorcism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exorcist

1. one who practices exorcism [n -S] - See also: exorcism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exorcist

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Literary usage of Exorcist

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1. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Comprising the History, Institutions by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1875)
"26), it is said that an exorcist is not ordained, because the power of ... It is added that if expedient an exorcist may be ordained bishop, priest, ..."

2. Qanoon-e-Islam: Or, The Customs of the Mussulmans of India; Comprising a by Jaʻfar Sharīf, Gerhard Andreas Herklots (1863)
"Rules necessary to be observed, and the articles required by the exorcist. The exorcist is first of all to acquire a thorough knowledge of the science of ..."

3. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Joseph Torrey (1851)
"It was to the prayer of an exorcist of the Roman church, that he, — who had perhaps already been touched in various ways by the power of Christianity,— owed ..."

4. The Works of the Rev. Joseph Bingham by Joseph Bingham (1855)
"The order of readers not instituted till the third century. of the exorcist, though some modern writers confound them together. Sometimes a presbyter, or a ..."

5. The Work Claiming to be the Constitutions of the Holy Apostles, Including by Irah Chase, William Whiston, Otto Krabbe (1848)
"The same apostle concerning an exorcist. Concerning an exorcist, I, the same apostle, make this constitution : — An exorcist is not appointed; for the prize ..."

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