Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun One who calls or conjures up evil spirits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun one of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
  • noun 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    A Thorny Path — Complete

  • 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?

  • 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

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