theurgy


the·ur·gy

noun \ˈthē-(ˌ)ər-jē\

Definition of THEURGY

:  the art or technique of compelling or persuading a god or beneficent or supernatural power to do or refrain from doing something
the·ur·gic \thē-ˈər-jik\ or the·ur·gi·cal \-ji-kəl\ adjective

Origin of THEURGY

Late Latin theurgia, from Late Greek theourgia, from theourgos miracle worker, from Greek the- + ergon work — more at work
First Known Use: circa 1569

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