witchcraft

noun witch·craft \ ˈwich-ˌkraft \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of witchcraft

1 a : the use of sorcery or magic
b : communication with the devil or with a familiar
2 : an irresistible influence or fascination
3 : wicca

Examples of witchcraft in a Sentence

  1. taught all of her daughters witchcraft

Recent Examples of witchcraft from the Web

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First Known Use of witchcraft

before 12th century


WITCHCRAFT Defined for English Language Learners

witchcraft

noun

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

witchcraft

noun witch·craft \ ˈwich-ˌkraft \

Definition of witchcraft for Students

: the use of sorcery or magic


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