Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to an exorcist, or exorcism: used or practised by exorcists: as exorcistic adjurations.

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Examples

  • Local popular religion is exorcistic, and much of that exorcistic function requires martial or military symbols and implements.

    Avron Boretz at the Swenson's Meet Up, June 3, 2006

  • Encouraged by Strindberg himself, who called his work an exorcistic 'poem of desperation,' previous critics (myself included) have been more inclined to describe his fascinating pathology than to admire his art, as if the plays were important largely as a chapter in a psychic biography.

    Castles in the Mud

  • In Matthew 5: 13, salt symbolizes wisdom, though perhaps originally it had an exorcistic signification.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • In addition to this guiding idea, an exorcistic method has survived; in our folk-lore is retained the removal of the trouble in virtue of its transfer to another place or person.

    Current Superstitions Collected from the Oral Tradition of English Speaking Folk

  • But in chap.i. 23-28 he will discover an exorcistic story, not to be found in "Matthew," but repeated, often word for word, in "Luke."

    Collected Essays, Volume V Science and Christian Tradition: Essays

  • It really is not permissible to see, with one eye, that Jesus is affirmed to declare the personality and the Fatherhood of God, His loving providence and His accessibility to prayer; and to shut the other to the no less definite teaching ascribed to Jesus, in regard to the personality and the misanthropy of the devil, his malignant watchfulness, and his subjection to exorcistic formula and rites.

    Collected Essays, Volume V Science and Christian Tradition: Essays

  • Fatherhood of God, His loving providence and His accessibility to prayer; and to shut the other to the no less definite teaching ascribed to Jesus, in regard to the personality and the misanthropy of the devil, his malignant watchfulness, and his subjection to exorcistic formulæ and rites.

    Lectures and Essays

  • Yet we might also point out that the ink could have been established in connection with the fact that David was remembered for having exorcistic and healing abilities

    The Sacred Page

  • Especially important is the combination in Josephus 'account of Solomon's exorcistic abilities with his role as healer (cf. A.J. 8.45: "[He was enabled] to help and heal human beings").

    The Sacred Page

  • We might also mention L.A.B. 60: 3, where the exorcistic song sung by David has him telling the evil spirit, "But let the new womb from which I was born rebuke you, from which after a time one born from my loins will rule over you".

    The Sacred Page

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