sortilege

noun
sor·ti·lege | \ˈsȯr-tə-lij, -ˌlej\

Definition of sortilege 

1 : divination by lots

2 : sorcery

First Known Use of sortilege

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sortilege

Middle English, from Medieval Latin sortilegium, from Latin sortilegus foretelling, from sort-, sors lot + -i- + legere to gather — more at legend

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