angel of death

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angel of death (plural angels of death)

  1. A personification of death in fiction, art, mythology, or religion.
    1. An angel which attends to death, collecting souls at death, ending life at the appointed death.
    2. An angel Islamo-Judeo-Christian eschatology that attends to death.
      1. Azrael.
      2. Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
    3. Grim Reaper
    4. (translations, of Japanese) shinigami
  2. A type of serial killer, who is employed as a caregiver and kills people under their care.

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