obsessus

noun
ob·​ses·​sus | \ əbˈsesəs \
plural -es

Definition of obsessus

archaic
: a person believed to be possessed by an evil spirit

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History and Etymology for obsessus

Medieval Latin, from Latin, past participle of obsidēre to possess, besiege

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“Obsessus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obsessus. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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