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
Said by Panamanian and U.S. officials to have murdered countless opponents, supported a mistress, abused drugs and practiced witchcraft, Noriega left behind a note for Pope John Paul II and received a souvenir Bible, according to a Vatican official.
The line sums up the absurd, paradoxical world of witchcraft.
Superstition around witchcraft is still rife in parts of Africa, especially in more rural regions, where eccentric behavior can lead to public vilification, exile and threats of violence.
If the mainstream consumer doesn’t buy in to Microsoft’s vision of a grand unified set-top box that pulls your live TV feed in and does witchcraft to it, then maybe Sony’s grand overtures towards those who identify as gamers will have been worth it.
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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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