demonology


de·mon·ol·o·gy

noun \ˌdē-mə-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of DEMONOLOGY

1
:  the study of demons or evil spirits
2
:  belief in demons :  a doctrine of evil spirits
3
:  a catalog of enemies <the liberal creed at that time put Big Business in a central place in its demonology — Carl Kaysen>
de·mon·olog·i·cal \ˌdē-mə-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
de·mon·ol·o·gist \-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

First Known Use of DEMONOLOGY

1597

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