sortilege

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

Definition of sortilege

1 :divination by lots
2 :sorcery

Origin and Etymology of 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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