intended to ward off evil.
But the term “apotropaic” is generally used of expulsive ceremonies in which a whole community takes part.
Introduction to the History of Religions Crawford Howell Toy
preventing or intended to prevent evil
1883, with -ic + Greek apotropaios “averting evil,” from apotrepein “to turn away, avert,” from apo- “off, away” (see apo-) + trepein “to turn” (see trope).
the use of magic and ritualistic ceremony to anticipate and prevent evil.
preposition, adverb This profession keeps constant and secret watch apoun the vocabulary of others.
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