exorcism[eks′ôr siz′əm, -ər-]
- the act of exorcising
- a verbal formula or ritual used in exorcising
Origin: Middle English exorcisme ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin exorcismus ; from Classical Greek exorkismos
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- The act, practice, or ceremony of exorcising.
- A formula used in exorcising.
- exˈor·cist noun