Definition of witchcraft
1a : the use of sorcery or magicb : communication with the devil or with a familiar
2 : an irresistible influence or fascination
3 : wicca
Examples of witchcraft in a Sentence
taught all of her daughters witchcraft
Recent Examples of witchcraft from the Web
Baena bounces the players through a bizarre series of events that deal with love, lust, witchcraft, religion and elements that don’t often appear in a tale set in a convent.
Only in 2013 did the government repeal a law that criminalised sorcery and allowed accusations of witchcraft as a defence in murder cases.
The islands are separated from the mainland by the capricious waters of the Hecate Strait, named after a British vessel that bore the name of the Greek goddess of magic and witchcraft.
Call For Artists WILLIMANTIC — The Windham Textile & History Museum released a call for artists for an upcoming exhibition, Nightmare on Main: Witchcraft, Sorcery, Superstition, Fear and Frenzy.
The same man reported to police on June 22 that his neighbor does witchcraft and hung a dead animal on his fence.
Rowling not only creates a pocket of wizardry and witchcraft found in Harry’s world, but an entire planet of magic with its inner workings and mechanisms precisely defined.
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There’s something about the cadence of this thing that is like witchcraft. 13.
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First Known Use of witchcraft
before 12th century
WITCHCRAFT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of witchcraft for English Language Learners
: magical things that are done by witches : the use of magical powers obtained especially from evil spirits
WITCHCRAFT Defined for Kids
Definition of witchcraft for Students
: the use of sorcery or magic
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