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Meaning of VAMPIRISM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vam"pir*ism\, n. [Cf. F. vampirisme.]
1. Belief in the existence of vampires.

2. The actions of a vampire; the practice of bloodsucking.

3. Fig.: The practice of extortion. --Carlyle.

 

 

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