vampirism


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vampirism \Vam"pir*ism\, n. [Cf. F. vampirisme.]
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   1. Belief in the existence of vampires.
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   2. The actions of a vampire; the practice of bloodsucking.
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   3. Fig.: The practice of extortion. --Carlyle.
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