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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·or·cist n.
 1. One who expels evil spirits by conjuration or exorcism.
    Certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists.   --Acts xix. 13.
 2. A conjurer who can raise spirits. [R.]
 Thou, like an exorcist, hast conjured up
 My mortified spirit.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: one the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but
           now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
      2: someone who practices exorcism [syn: exorciser]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Acts 19:13). "In that sceptical and therefore superstitious age
    professional exorcist abounded. Many of these professional
    exorcists were disreputable Jews, like Simon in Samaria and
    Elymas in Cyprus (8:9; 13:6)." Other references to exorcism as
    practised by the Jews are found in Matt. 12:27; Mark 9:38; Luke
    9:49, 50. It would seem that it was an opinion among the Jews
    that miracles might be wrought by invoking the divine name. Thus
    also these "vagabond Jews" pretended that they could expel
      The power of casting out devils was conferred by Christ on his
    apostles (Matt. 10:8), and on the seventy (Luke 10:17-19), and
    was exercised by believers after his ascension (Mark 16:17; Acts
    16:18); but this power was never spoken of as exorcism.