Origin of exorcism
Related formsex·or·cis·mal [ek-sawr-siz-muh l, ‐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
Examples from the Web for exorcism
The music sometimes sounding like the exorcism of a multitude of demons, each one of whom was mightily resisting his expulsion.
The cost of a one-hour exorcism session: a $295 “suggested donation.”
The rite of exorcism is not quite as sensational as movies and legend might have one believe.
“Exorcists need to be certified to eliminate the practice of exorcism by untrained novices,” Taraborelli says.
For her other performance, she also belted “Wrecking Ball” with all the gusto of a young Linda Blair having an exorcism.Miley Cyrus Twerks Out a Stellar ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hosting Stint|Kevin Fallon|October 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Little is new in the possession and exorcism: for the most part they are a repetition of those of Aix and Loudun.The Superstitions of Witchcraft|Howard Williams
They saw figures, heard crashes, and the divine did a little Anglican exorcism.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang
In The Roman Ritual, there is an exorcism for evil spirits and a ceremony for the succour of the sick (cura infirmorum).
Whether or no it was the result of the exorcism, there is no doubt that he definitely went away.Tremendous Trifles|G. K. Chesterton
The vicar shall come here at once, and I'll get him to hold a service of exorcism.Austin and His Friends|Frederic H. Balfour