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noun sor·cery \-rē\

: the use of magical powers that are obtained through evil spirits

Full Definition of SORCERY

:  the use of power gained from the assistance or control of evil spirits especially for divining :  necromancy
:  magic 2a

Examples of SORCERY

  1. <in olden times people suspected of sorcery were often put to death>

Origin of SORCERY

Middle English sorcerie, from Anglo-French, from sorcer sorcerer, from Medieval Latin sortiarius, from Latin sort-, sors chance, lot — more at series
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Occult Terms

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


noun sor·cery \ˈsr-sə-rē\
plural sor·cer·ies

Definition of SORCERY for Kids

:  the use of magic :  witchcraft


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