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noun am·u·let \ˈam-yə-lət\

: a small object worn to protect the person wearing it against bad things (such as illness, bad luck, etc.)

Full Definition of AMULET

:  a charm (as an ornament) often inscribed with a magic incantation or symbol to aid the wearer or protect against evil (as disease or witchcraft)

Examples of AMULET

  1. <a small cross made of goat bone was worn in the Middle Ages as an amulet to ward off evil>

Origin of AMULET

Latin amuletum
First Known Use: 1584

Related to AMULET

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith
AMULET Defined for Kids


noun am·u·let \ˈam-yə-lət\

Definition of AMULET for Kids

:  a small object worn as a charm against evil


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