Belomancy Bel"o*man`cy, n. [Gr. ?; ? arrow + ? a diviner: cf. F. b['e]lomancie.] A kind of divination anciently practiced by means of marked arrows drawn at random from a bag or quiver, the marks on the arrows drawn being supposed to foreshow the future. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]

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