oppression
   Demonic influence over a person that involves total domination of the victim’s will, either through a horrendous bombardment of external terrors or through an internal, psychological breakdown. Oppression follows INFESTATION and can progress to full demonic POSSESSION. It is also referred to as “vexation.” Oppressed victims are terrorized by demonic bloodcurdling screams; heavy breathing and footsteps; knockings, rappings, and poundings; hellish moans and inhuman voices through televisions or telephones; nightmares and disturbed sleep; putrid and disgusting smells, such as sulfur, rotting flesh, and excrement; extremes of hot and cold, often in succession; levitation of people or large objects and furniture; and, finally, materializations of a black form that personifies evil. Internally, the demon causes the victim to believe he or she is insane. There are dramatic personality changes and mood swings and deep depression. The victim becomes argumentative and makes heavy use of foul or obscene language. Friends and family feel the victim has undergone a marked personality change. Oppression is relieved by rites of EXORCISM, accompanied by the spiritual reform of the victim.

Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. . 2009.

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  • Oppression — Op*pres sion, n. [F., fr. L. oppressio.] 1. The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed. [1913 Webster] 2. That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny. The multitude of oppressions. Job xxxv. 9. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Oppression — (lat.), Unterdrückung, Beklemmung (z.B. der Brust); oppressīv, unterdrückend; opprimieren, unterdrücken, bedrücken …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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  • oppression — Oppression, Oppressio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • oppression — [ə presh′ən] n. [OFr < L oppressio] 1. an oppressing or being oppressed 2. a thing that oppresses 3. a feeling of being weighed down, as with worries or problems; physical or mental distress …   English World dictionary

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