sympathetic magic

noun

Definition of sympathetic magic

: magic based on the assumption that a person or thing can be supernaturally affected through its name or an object representing it

First Known Use of sympathetic magic

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sympathetic magic was in 1905

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“Sympathetic magic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sympathetic%20magic. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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