sorcery
noun Etymology: Middle English sorcerie, from Anglo-French, from sorcer sorcerer, from Medieval Latin sortiarius, from Latin sort-, sors chance, lot — more at series Date: 14th century 1. the use of power gained from the assistance or control of evil spirits especially for divining ; necromancy 2. magic 2a

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  • sorcery — index prestidigitation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • sorcery — [sôr′sərē] n. pl. sorceries [ME < OFr sorcerie < sorcier: see SORCERER] 1. in the belief of some, the use of an evil supernatural power over people and their affairs; black magic 2. seemingly magical power, influence, or charm SYN. MAGIC… …   English World dictionary

  • SORCERY — First and foremost among the abhorrent practices of the nations mentioned in the Bible are the various forms of sorcery: let no one be found among you who… is an augur, a soothsayer, a diviner, a sorcerer, one who casts spells, one who consults… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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