Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Persons supposed to be possessed with the devil, concerning whom there were many regulations among the primitive Christians. They were denied baptism and the eucharist; at least this was the practice of some churches; and though they were under the care of exorcists, yet it was thought a becoming act of charity to let them have the public prayers of the church, at which they were permitted to be present.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Energumens'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/e/energumens.html. 1802.