demonianism

demonianism

(dɪˈməʊnɪənɪzəm) or

demoniacism

n
the belief in possession by a demonthe state of being possessed by a demon

demonianism

1. Obsolete, the doctrine of demoniac possession.
2. Archaic. demonomania. — demonian, n., adj.
See also: Insanity
1. a belief in the possibility of possession by a demon.
2. demoniac possession. Also demoniacism. — demonian, adj.demoniac, n., adj.
See also: Demons
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L'Estrange Ewen, Witchcraft and Demonianism (London, 1933), pp.
L'Estrange Ewen, Witchcraft and Demonianism (London: Heath, Cranton, 1933); Alan Macfarlane, Witchcraft in Tudor and Smart England: A Regional and Comparative Study (Harper & Row, 1970); Wallace Notestein, A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 (Washington: American Historical Association, 1911).