[ ek-sawr-siz-uhm, -ser- ]
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  1. the act or process of exorcising.

  2. the ceremony or the formula used in exorcising: An elaborate exorcism was pronounced over the sick man.

Origin of exorcism

1350–1400; Middle English exorcisme (<Old French ) <Medieval Latin <Greek exorkismós administration of an oath. See exorcise, -ism

Other words from exorcism

  • ex·or·cis·mal [ek-sawr-siz-muhl, ‐ser], /ˌɛk sɔrˈsɪz məl, ‐sər/, ex·or·ci·so·ry [ek-sawr-sahy-zuh-ree, ‐ser], /ˈɛk sɔrˈsaɪ zə ri, ‐sər/, ex·or·cis·ti·cal, ex·or·cis·tic, adjective

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