exorcist

Definitions:

  • One who exorcises evil spirits; <em>ecclesiastical</em>, a member of an order of ecclesiastics, which became a distinct class during the third century, whose office it was to expel evil spirits.
  • One who calls or conjures up evil spirits.
  • One who expels evil spirits by conjuration or exorcism.
  • A conjurer who can raise spirits.
  • A person, especially a <xref>priest</xref>, who <xref>practices</xref> <xref>exorcism</xref>.
  • one of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
  • someone who practices exorcism
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