devilry

noun
dev·il·ry | \ ˈde-vᵊl-rē \
variants: or deviltry \-vᵊl-trē \
plural devilries or deviltries

Definition of devilry 

1a : action performed with the help of the devil : witchcraft

b : wickedness

c : mischief

2 : an act of devilry

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Examples of devilry in a Sentence

children always getting into some devilry superstitious villagers who were quick to attribute an unexpected occurrence to devilry

First Known Use of devilry

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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