Meaning of “exorcist” in the English Dictionary


"exorcist" in English

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exorcistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈek.sɔː.sɪst/ us /ˈek.sɔːr.sɪst/

Examples from literature

  • An exorcist may also be called in, who will confine the late husband's spirit in a horn by putting in some grains of wheat, and after sealing up the horn deposit it with the clothes. 
  • So generally a question like this is asked by the exorcist "Who are you and why are you troubling the poor patient?" The answer, I am told, is at once given and the ghost says what he wants. 
  • They are shut up in the house, touch no raw flesh, and chew betel over which an incantation has been uttered by the exorcist. 
  • While the exorcist was shrieking his incantations in extremity of terror, to his infinite relief he heard the spectre utter a feeble cry of fear. 

(Definition of “exorcist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)