demonianism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From demonian +‎ -ism.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

demonianism (uncountable)

  1. (now rare) Possession by a demon or demons.
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 458:
      Strictly speaking, the belief in demonianism was distinct from that in witchcraft.