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Meaning of SORCERY

Pronunciation:  'sorsuree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world

SORCERY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: black art, black magic
 See Also: bewitchment, demonism, diabolism, enchantment, magic, obiism, Satanism, witchcraft, witchery



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sor"cer*y\, n.; pl. {Sorceries}. [OE. sorcerie, OF.
sorcerie, fr. OF. & F. sorcier a sorcerer, LL. sortiarius,
fr. L. sors, sortis, a lot, decision by lot, fate, destiny.
See {Sort}, n.]
Divination by the assistance, or supposed assistance, of evil
spirits, or the power of commanding evil spirits; magic;
necromancy; witchcraft; enchantment.

      Adder's wisdom I have learned, To fence my ear against
      thy sorceries.                           --Milton.

 Definition: the performance of certain magical rites for the purpose of harming other people.