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Definition of Exorcism

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expulsion of an evil spirit, casting out of a demon
Exorcism Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The act of exorcising; the driving out of evil spirits from persons or places by conjuration; also, the form of conjuration used.
Conjuration for raising spirits.
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\ex"or*cism\ (-s&ibreve;z'm), n. [l. exorcismus, gr. 'exorkizmo`s; cf. f. exorcisme.]
1. the act of exorcising; the driving out of evil spirits from persons or places by conjuration; also, the form of conjuration used.
2. conjuration for raising spirits. [r.]

WordNet 2.0

1. freeing from evil spirits
(synonym) dispossession
(hypernym) supernaturalism
(part-meronym) evocation, summoning
(derivation) exorcise, exorcize
Exorcism Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
GemStone III Glossary
n. A spell on the Cleric spell circle. Details are as follows.
Spell #: 320
Spell code: exorcism
Effect: This spell is not yet implemented.
Duration: N/A
Cumulative Duration? N/A
Self-Cast Only? N/A
Exorcism Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Exorcism (from Greek ἐξορκισμός, exorkismos – binding by oath) is the religious or spiritual practice of purportedly evicting demons or other spiritual entities from a person or an area they are believed to have possessed. Depending on the spiritual beliefs of the exorcist, this may be done by causing the entity to swear an oath, performing an elaborate ritual, or simply by commanding it to depart in the name of a higher power. The practice is ancient and part of the belief system of many cultures and religions.

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Exorcism Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Exorcism [from Greek exorkizein to bind by an oath] In the Christian Church, the casting out of evil spirits by adjuring and commanding them. Under other names the rite has been practiced in all lands and times, with a great variety of ceremonies, and by the power of a person who is versed in the procedure and especially efficaciously by one whose life is holy. Jesus of the Gospels exercises the power and delegates it to his disciples.
Exorcism Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Dictionary of Alternative-Medicine Methods
Any act or method whose purported purpose is to expel a spirit (particularly Satan, some other demon, or an offensive ghost) or multiple spirits from a person, place, or thing. The word "exorcism" also refers to any spell used in exorcism.