envoûtement

noun
en·​voûte·​ment | \ äⁿvütmäⁿ \
plural envoûtements\ -​mäⁿ(z) \

Definition of envoûtement

: the magical practice of using an image or likeness of a person to influence his actions or destiny usually with malevolent intent

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History and Etymology for envoûtement

French, from Middle French envoutement, from envouter to cast a spell on, practice envoûtement on (from Old French, from en- en- entry 1 + vout face, image, from Latin vultus face) + -ment

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“Envoûtement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/envo%C3%BBtement. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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