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Definition of Exorcise
|ex•or•cise (µk“sôr-sºz”, -s…r-) tr.v. ex•or•cised, ex•or•cis•ing, ex•or•cis•es. (1) 1. To expel (an evil spirit) by or as if by incantation, command, or prayer. 2. To free from evil spirits or malign influences. [Middle English exorcisen, from Late Latin exorciz³re, from Greek exorkizein : ex-, ex- + horkizein, to make one swear (from horkos, oath).] --ex“or•cis”er n. (2) To block unenlightened forces or free a situation of the presence of unenlightened spirits. (3) Traditionally, the magical process of driving out negative entities. In herb magic, a powerful purification. (4) Any method whose purported design is to expel from an individual or place: (a) Satan, (b) some other demon, (c) multiple evil spirits, or (d) an offensive ghost (discarnate human). Exorcism may include commanding the alleged offender, attempts at persuasion, rituals, special prayers, spells, or symbolism. (5) Removing a possessing being (such as a demon) from a victim. Also, removing a ghost from a haunting. (6) 1) traditionally, the process of driving out negativities or spirits (demons). 2) in herb magick, a powerful purification. (7) The severing or disruption of all unwanted psychic circuits and circuit potentials within a specific object, person or place; hence the dismissal of ghosts and spirits. (8) A rite or process for delivering unenlightened spirits out of a presence or situation.||