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theurgy

play
noun the·ur·gy \ˈthē-(ˌ)ər-jē\

Definition of theurgy

  1. :  the art or technique of compelling or persuading a god or beneficent or supernatural power to do or refrain from doing something

theurgic play \thē-ˈər-jik\ or theurgical play \-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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