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exorcist

[ ek-sawr-sist, -ser- ]
/ ˈɛk sɔr sɪst, -sər- /
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noun
a person who practices exorcism.
Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a member of the second-ranking of the four minor orders.
  2. the order itself.Compare acolyte (def. 2), lector (def. 2), ostiary (def. 1).
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Origin of exorcist

1350–1400; Middle English <Late Latin exorcista<Greek exorkistḗs.See exorcism, -ist
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