Origin of exorcist
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Father Vicenzo Taraborelli in Rome is an exorcist with set office hours and dedicated phone lines to take exorcism appointments.Pope Francis Gives Blessing to Exorcist Conference|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
William Friedkin (The Exorcist) and Justin Lin (Fast Five) have been a couple of the names floating about.Colin Farrell Officially Confirmed For ‘True Detective’ Season 2: ‘I’m So Excited’|Marlow Stern|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His apparently sincere desire to help me deal with my problems made his transition to Exorcist Bob all the more jarring.
When I commented that he was surprisingly ecumenical for an exorcist, he smiled.
“You often see the exorcist portrayed looking as evil as the possessed,” he says.
Benet, ben′et, n. an exorcist, the third of the four lesser orders in the Roman Church.
It may be added that many weak-minded persons feared the sorcerer more than they confided in the exorcist.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
When a Malayan exorcist is engaged in propitiating a demon, a fowl is sometimes waved before him, and decapitated.Omens and Superstitions of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
An exorcist technically so called, when formally ordained, is only in minor and not in holy or sacred orders.
The sick man still groaned and sighed, and said he desired to be a Christian, and wished them to call in a priest and an exorcist.Curiosities of Christian History|Croake James
"one who drives out evil spirits," late 14c., from Late Latin exorcista, from Ecclesiastical Greek exorkistes "an exorcist," from exorkizein (see exorcism).