sorcery

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noun sor·cery \-rē\

Definition of sorcery

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

  2. 2 :  magic 2a

Examples of sorcery in a sentence

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

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


First Known Use: 14th century


SORCERY Defined for English Language Learners

sorcery

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noun sor·cery \-rē\

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

  1. :  the use of magic :  witchcraft



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