exorcism

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French exorciser, from Late Latin exorcizāre, from Ancient Greek ἐξορκίζειν (exorkízein, banish an evil spirit; bind by oath), from ἐξ (ex) + ὅρκος (hórkos).

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exorcism (countable and uncountable, plural exorcisms)

  1. The ritual act of driving out evil spirits from persons, places or things who are possessed by them.

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