bewitchment
noun Date: 1607 1. a. the act or power of bewitching b. a spell that bewitches 2. the state of being bewitched

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  • Bewitchment — Be*witch ment, n. 1. The act of bewitching, or the state of being bewitched. Tylor. [1913 Webster] 2. The power of bewitching or charming. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bewitchment — [bi wich′ər ē] n. pl. bewitcheries [bi wich′mənt] n. 1. power to bewitch 2. a bewitching or being bewitched 3. a spell that bewitches: Also bewitchery …   Universalium

  • bewitchment — index seduction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bewitchment — [bi wich′ər ē] n. pl. bewitcheries [bi wich′mənt] n. 1. power to bewitch 2. a bewitching or being bewitched 3. a spell that bewitches: Also bewitchery [bi wich′ər ē] n. bewitcheries …   English World dictionary

  • bewitchment — bewitch ► VERB 1) cast a spell over. 2) enchant and delight. DERIVATIVES bewitcher noun bewitching adjective bewitchment noun. ORIGIN from WITCH(Cf. ↑witchy) …   English terms dictionary

  • bewitchment — noun The characteristic of being bewitched …   Wiktionary

  • bewitchment — n. enchantment, charm, spell …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bewitchment — be·witch·ment …   English syllables

  • bewitchment — noun a magical spell • Syn: ↑enchantment • Derivationally related forms: ↑bewitch, ↑enchant (for: ↑enchantment) • Hypernyms: ↑sorcery, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Medical explanations of bewitchment — Medical explanations of bewitchment, especially as exhibited during the Salem witch trials but in other witch hunts as well, have emerged because it is not widely believed today that symptoms of those claiming affliction were actually caused by… …   Wikipedia

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