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  • n. A person, especially a priest, who practices exorcism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who expels evil spirits by conjuration or exorcism.
  • n. A conjurer who can raise spirits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who exorcises evil spirits; ecclesiastical, a member of an order of ecclesiastics, which became a distinct class during the third century, whose office it was to expel evil spirits.
  • n. One who calls or conjures up evil spirits.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
  • n. someone who practices exorcism

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Examples

  • From where she sat, Melissa could now see that a Christian in priest's robes, whom they called the exorcist, spoke various invocations over the sick man, the others listening so attentively that even she began to hope for some good effect from these incomprehensible formulas; and at the same time she remembered that her old slave-woman Dido, who worshiped many gods, wore round her neck, besides a variety of heathen amulets,

    A Thorny Path — Volume 04

  • - Source: Haunted hospital calls in exorcist, The Sun (UK), Jan. 30, 2009 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

    RNB Religion Roundup: Ted Haggard, Billy Graham, Scientology, UFOs and a haunted hospital…

  • From where she sat, Melissa could now see that a Christian in priest's robes, whom they called the exorcist, spoke various invocations over the sick man, the others listening so attentively that even she began to hope for some good effect from these incomprehensible formulas; and at the same time she remembered that her old slave-woman Dido, who worshiped many gods, wore round her neck, besides a variety of heathen amulets, a little cross which had been given her by a Christian woman.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • Each session with the exorcist is a battle in the ongoing war between good and evil, with goodness gaining and sometimes losing ground.

    Cathleen Falsani: 'The Rite': Something To Believe In?

  • Abby_Donovan: I only managed to get two of them done before being forced to call an exorcist.

    Goodnight Tweetheart

  • I just like to stand up for fellow Buffalonians jesus jpq you know everyone in hollywood. none will top nordberg but the priest from the exorcist is a close 2nd

    The Big Lead

  • The spells resorted to to get rid of his supposed delusions are alternative that of turning the cloak -- (recommended in visions of the second-sight or similar illusions as a means of obtaining a certainty concerning the being which is before imperfectly seen) -- and that of exorcising the spirit with a cudgel which last, Corbett prudently thinks, ought not to be resorted to unless under an absolute conviction that the exorcist is the stronger party.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • The spells resorted to to get rid of his supposed delusions are alternatively that of turning the cloak -- (recommended in visions of the second-sight or similar illusions as a means of obtaining a certainty concerning the being which is before imperfectly seen [43]) -- and that of exorcising the spirit with a cudgel; which last, Corbett prudently thinks, ought not to be resorted to unless under an absolute conviction that the exorcist is the stronger party.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • Having personally witnessed the "exorcist" mouse crime scene, I can tell you that it was truly gruesome.

    30 Days of Mice

  • Her world is original with the heros serving as a kind of exorcist/psychologist class in a vaguely Asian world.

    Archive 2005-09-01

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