sorcery

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noun sor·cery \ ˈsȯr-sə-rē , ˈsȯrs-rē \

Definition of sorcery

1 :the use of power gained from the assistance or control of evil spirits especially for divining :necromancy
2 :magic 2a

Examples of sorcery in a Sentence

  1. in olden times people suspected of sorcery were often put to death

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Origin and Etymology of sorcery

Middle English sorcerie, from Anglo-French, from sorcer sorcerer, from Medieval Latin sortiarius, from Latin sort-, sors chance, lot — more at series


SORCERY Defined for English Language Learners

sorcery

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Definition of sorcery for English Language Learners

  • : the use of magical powers that are obtained through evil spirits


SORCERY Defined for Kids

sorcery

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noun sor·cery \ ˈsȯr-sə-rē \

Definition of sorcery for Students

plural sorceries
:the use of magic :witchcraft


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