Obiism
Obiism O"bi*ism, n. Belief in, or the practice of, the obi superstitions and rites. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • obiism — noun belief in a kind of sorcery that originated in Africa and is practiced in the West Indies • Hypernyms: ↑sorcery, ↑black magic, ↑black art, ↑necromancy * * * oˈbiism noun ● obi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sorcery — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Sorcery >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sorcery sorcery Sgm: N 1 occult art occult art occult sciences Sgm: N 1 magic magic the black art necromancy theurgy thaumaturgy Sgm: N 1 demonology …   English dictionary for students

  • incantation — n 1. chant, chanting, invocation, conjuration, summoning; magic formula, hocus pocus, mumbo jumbo, magic word, abracadabra, open sesame; jinx, hex, adverse influence. 2. spell, charm, rune, Scot. cantrip, enchantment, bewitchment, bedevilment;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • magic — n 1. sorcery, witchcraft, witchery, wizardry, incantation, wonderworking; necromancy, thau maturgy, theurgy; black magic, black art, voodoo, hoodoo, obiism or obeahism; deviltry or devilry, de monology, demonaltry, diabolism; supernaturalness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • necromancy — n magic, black magic, witchery, witchcraft, wizardry; voodoo, hoodoo, voodooism, hoodooism, obi, obiism, conjure, root work; sorcery, gramarye; shamanism, demonology, diabolism, deviltry, mysticism, spiritualism; conjuration, soothsaying,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • sorcery — n 1. black magic, witchcraft, witchery, sortilege; magic, wonder working, wizardry, necromancy, thaumaturgy, theurgy; black art, voodoo, hoodoo, obiism or obeahism; deviltry or devilry, demonol atry, diabolism, Satanism; supernaturalness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • voodoo — n sorcery, witchcraft, witchery, incantation, magic; necromancy, thaumaturgy, theurgy; black magic, black art, hoodoo, obiism or obeahism, conjure, root work; deviltry or devilry, demonology, de monaltry, diabolism; supernaturalness, shamanism,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • black art — noun the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world • Syn: ↑sorcery, ↑black magic, ↑necromancy • Derivationally related forms: ↑necromantic (for: ↑necromancy), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • black magic — noun the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world • Syn: ↑sorcery, ↑black art, ↑necromancy • Derivationally related forms: ↑necromantic (for: ↑necromancy), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sorcery — noun the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world • Syn: ↑black magic, ↑black art, ↑necromancy • Derivationally related forms: ↑necromantic (for: ↑necromancy), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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