exorcist exorcist  /ˈɛk sər səst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) one of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
  2. (n) someone who practices exorcism

Usage(s):

  • I just witnessed a few days ago an exorcism, where four men were needed to hold him from attacking the exorcist.

News

  1. Extended version of 'The Exorcist' to debut on Blu-ray

    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is celebrating the 40th anniversary of William Friedkin's horror film "The Exorcist" with a Blu-ray release featuring the theatrical version and an extended director's cut.        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Dan Brown: By the Book

    The author of “The Da Vinci Code” and, most recently, “Inferno” made “the mistake” of reading “The Exorcist” at age 15: “It was the first and last horror book I’ve ever opened.”
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. 'The Exorcist' turns 40 (and the pea soup stains still remain)

    The movie The Exorcist isn't a product of the '80s. It was more of a demon of the '80s. The first time I saw it, I was 14 years old and my friends and I had somehow watched it late at night -- either on VHS or TV, the fear has fogged the exact details. Watching it after dark was mistake No. 1. Not turning it off after the first 15 …
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

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Quotes

  1. But delivering his verdict, Walsh says: "Not a note was in tune, it was like The Exorcist."
    on May 23, 2010 By: Louis Walsh Source: Mirror.co.uk

  2. Regarding the two versions, director William Friedkin says, "After my final cut of the original The Exorcist, I took out 12 more minutes before we actually released it in theatres. Years later, Bill Blatty asked if I'd consider reviewing some of...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: William Friedkin Source: More Horror News

  3. "I remember when I was a kid out of the studios came the big event horror movies, 'The Exorcist,' 'Alien,' 'Jaws,' 'The Shining,'" del Toro recalled. "It is my hope that this movie will be a tentpole movie [of that sort]. It has the scope of...
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Guillermo del Toro Source: MTV.com

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