[ek-ser-uh-buh l] /ˈɛk sər ə bəl/
susceptible of being persuaded or moved by entreaty.
able to be persuaded or moved by pleading
capable of being moved or persuaded by an urgent request or earnest petition
1570s, “susceptible of being moved by entreaty” (a word much rarer than its opposite), from Latin exorabilis, from exorare “to persuade” (see inexorable).
[ig-zawr-bi-tuh ns] /ɪgˈzɔr bɪ təns/ noun 1. the quality of being ; excessiveness. n. mid-15c., from exorbitant + -ance.
[ek-sawr-sahyz, -ser-] /ˈɛk sɔrˌsaɪz, -sər-/ verb (used with object), exorcised, exorcising. 1. to seek to expel (an evil spirit) by adjuration or religious or solemn ceremonies: to exorcise a demon. 2. to free (a person, place, etc.) of evil spirits or malignant influences. v. c.1400, “to invoke spirits,” from Old French exorciser (14c.), from Late […]
[ek-sawr-siz-uh m, -ser-] /ˈɛk sɔrˌsɪz əm, -sər-/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. the ceremony or the formula used in : An elaborate exorcism was pronounced over the sick man. n. early 15c., “a calling up or driving out of evil spirits,” from Late Latin exorcismus, from Greek exorkismos, from exorkizein “exorcize, […]
[ek-sawr-sist, -ser-] /ˈɛk sɔr sɪst, -sər-/ noun 1. a person who practices exorcism. 2. Roman Catholic Church. n. “one who drives out evil spirits,” late 14c., from Late Latin exorcista, from Ecclesiastical Greek exorkistes “an exorcist,” from exorkizein (see exorcism). (Acts 19:13). “In that sceptical and therefore superstitious age professional exorcist abounded. Many of these […]