noun Date: 1614 1. dealings with or possession by the devil 2. belief in or worship of devils 3. evil character or conductdiabolist noun

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  • diabolism — diabolísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  DIABOLÍSM s. n. cult al diavolului. (< fr. diabolisme) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Diabolism — Di*ab o*lism, n. 1. Character, action, or principles appropriate to the devil. [1913 Webster] 2. Possession by the devil. Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diabolism — c.1600s, from Eccles. Gk. diabolos devil (see DEVIL (Cf. devil)) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • diabolism — ► NOUN ▪ worship of the Devil. DERIVATIVES diabolist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • diabolism — [dī ab′ə liz΄əm] n. [< LL(Ec) diabolus (see DEVIL) + ISM] 1. dealings with the Devil or devils, as by sorcery or witchcraft 2. belief in or worship of the Devil or devils 3. diabolic action or behavior 4. the character or condition of the… …   English World dictionary

  • diabolism —   n. devil worship; black magic; devilish behaviour.    ♦ diabolepsy, n. devil possession.    ♦ diabolic(al), a. pertaining to devils.    ♦ diabolist, n. student or teacher of diabolism.    ♦ diabolology, n. study of or belief in devils; doctrine …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • diabolism — diabolist, n. /duy ab euh liz euhm/, n. 1. Theol. a. action aided or caused by the devil; sorcery; witchcraft. b. the character or condition of a devil. c. a doctrine concerning devils. d. a belief in or worship of devils. 2. action befitting the …   Universalium

  • diabolism — noun Worship of the devil; Satanism …   Wiktionary

  • diabolism — Synonyms and related words: Black Mass, Satanism, black magic, chthonian worship, demonism, demonography, demonolatry, demonology, demonomancy, demonomy, demonry, devil lore, devil worship, devilry, diablerie, diabology, diabolology, sorcery, the …   Moby Thesaurus

  • diabolism — di·ab·olism || daɪ æbÉ™lɪzÉ™m n. devilry …   English contemporary dictionary

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