Definition of necromancy
necromancerplay \ˈne-krə-ˌman(t)-sər\ noun
necromanticplay \ˌne-krə-ˈman-tik\ adjective
necromanticallyplay \ˌne-krə-ˈman-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of necromancy in a Sentence
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
Origin and Etymology of necromancy
alteration of Middle English nigromancie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin nigromantia, by folk etymology from Late Latin necromantia, from Late Greek nekromanteia, from Greek nekr- + -manteia -mancy
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
NECROMANCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of necromancy for English Language Learners
: the practice of talking to the spirits of dead people
: the use of magic powers especially for evil purposes
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