noun the·ur·gy \ˈthē-(ˌ)ər-jē\

Definition of theurgy

  1. :  the art or technique of compelling or persuading a god or beneficent or supernatural power to do or refrain from doing something


play \thē-ˈər-jik\ or


play \-ji-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of theurgy

Late Latin theurgia, from Late Greek theourgia, from theourgos miracle worker, from Greek the- + ergon work — more at work

First Known Use: circa 1569

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