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exorcism

Paranormal
A ritual intended to terminate the presence or trespassing of a non-material entity or spirit in a place (a “haunting”) or a person (a “possession”). Exorcisms are performed by command or persuasion, through rituals, special prayers or symbolism, in the Roman Catholic Church by a priest with authorisation from the ordinary or other higher authority.
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Borrowing the Freudian concept of "melancholia," Gilroy attempts to exorcise the British attachment to global grandeur that, by this account, has metastasized into a social pathology directed at blacks, immigrants, and the very idea of multiculturalism.
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