Definition of necromancy
- The novel centers on the practice of necromancy and its influence on the world of the living.
The town accused her of witchcraft and necromancy.
in the conjuring of the souls of the dead, necromancy seemed to offer human beings a means of exerting some control over an uncertain world
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: the practice of talking to the spirits of dead people
: the use of magic powers especially for evil purposes
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