demonology

noun de·mon·ol·o·gy \ ˌdē-mə-ˈnä-lə-jē \
|Updated on: 27 Jun 2018

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

demonological

play \ˌdē-mə-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

demonologist

play \-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of demonology

demon + -o- + -logy
Note: Word introduced by King James VI of Scotland (later James I of England) in his Daemonologie, in forme of a Dialogue, diuided into three bookes (Edinburgh, 1597). New Latin daemonologia occurs commonly in the 17th century, but is apparently not attested earlier than King James' dissertation in English.


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