[ ek-sawr-sist, -ser- ]
/ ˈɛk sɔr sɪst, -sər- /


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).

Origin of exorcist

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