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Exorcist  n.  
One who expels evil spirits by conjuration or exorcism. "Certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists."
A conjurer who can raise spirits. (R.) "Thou, like an exorcist, hast conjured up My mortified spirit."

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"Exorcist" Quotes from Famous Books

... presbyter), who had succeeded to the original elders (presbyters) mentioned in the New Testament. Below the bishop and the priest were the lower orders of the clergy,—the deacon and sub-deacon,—and below these the so called minor orders—the acolyte, exorcist, reader, and doorkeeper. The bishop exercised a certain control over the priests within his territory. It was not unnatural that the bishops in the chief towns of the Roman provinces should be especially influential in church affairs. They came to be called archbishops, and might summon the bishops ...
— An Introduction to the History of Western Europe • James Harvey Robinson

... built to imprison hands; By strange enchantment made to fetter The lesser parts and free the greater; For though the body may creep through, The hands in grate are fast enough: 1155 And when a circle 'bout the wrist Is made by beadle exorcist, The body feels the spur and switch, As if 'twere ridden post by witch At twenty miles an hour pace, 1160 And yet ne'er stirs out of the place. On top of this there is a spire, On which Sir Knight first bids the Squire The fiddle and its spoils, the ...
— Hudibras • Samuel Butler

Words linked to "Exorcist" :   exorciser, necromancer, order, thaumaturgist, holy order, magician, exorcism, sorcerer

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