exorcism

noun ex·or·cism \ ˈek-ˌsȯr-ˌsi-zəm , -sər- \

Definition of exorcism

1 :the act or practice of exorcising
2 :a spell or formula used in exorcising

exorcist

play \ˈek-ˌsȯr-ˌsist, -səst, -sər-\ noun

exorcistic

play \ˌek-ˌsȯr-ˈsi-stik, -sər-\ or exorcistical play \ˌek-ˌsȯr-ˈsi-sti-kəl, -sər-\ adjective

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First Known Use of exorcism

14th century



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