- a fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague
noun: pestilence, plural noun: pestilences
- 1. archaic a fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague neither prayers nor demonstrations halted the advance of the pestilence she died of pestilence
The goddess in the sea- Mazu, and the god of the pestilence- the chieftain, it is the most general gods in Taiwan that worship...
... began as an occasion for driving off evil spirits and pestilence and for finding peace in one's life. The festival was later...