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"Protego Maxima. Fianto Duri. Repello Inimicum."
Filius Flitwick conjures up magical defences prior to the Battle of Hogwarts[src]

Repello Inimicum was a charm that, when cast in combination with Protego Maxima and Fianto Duri, conjured up a barrier of magical protection around the place the caster is trying to protect.[1]

Effect

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Snatchers being disintegrated by the power of this spell combined with other protections

Bodies crossing the boundaries of the barrier of this spell disintegrated on the spot and spells cast at it if they are unable to break the barrier, create large, resonating explosions.[1]

History of use

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The spell's protective barrier

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Horace Slughorn using this spell

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Molly Weasley using this spell

This spell was cast by Charms Master Filius Flitwick to protect the boundaries of Hogwarts Castle from the Death Eater forces in the late hours of 1 May, 1998, prior to the Battle of Hogwarts that started at midnight the next day. The Death Eaters, on Voldemort's command, started bombarding the magical protection with spells, and they were ultimately brought down by a spell cast by Voldemort.[1]

Etymology

  • The incantation is derived from the Latin "Repello", meaning "I drive away" and "inimicum", the accusative singular form of "inimīcus" meaning "foe" or "enemy". Altogether, the incantation means "I push back the enemy".

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