exorcistnoun [ C ]uk /ˈek.sɔː.sɪst/ us /ˈek.sɔːr.sɪst/
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- 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.