Definition of Sorcery

1. Noun. The belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world.




Definition of Sorcery

1. n. Divination by the assistance, or supposed assistance, of evil spirits, or the power of commanding evil spirits; magic; necromancy; witchcraft; enchantment.

Definition of Sorcery

1. Noun. Magical power; the use of witchcraft or magic arts. ¹

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Definition of Sorcery

1. alleged use of supernatural powers [n -CERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorcery

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sorcery (current term)
sord
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Literary usage of Sorcery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Indeed, sorcery tends to drown out religion or to drive it into the background; the more meager religion is, the more luxuriant are the parasitic growths of ..."

2. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"sorcery in In Edward I.'s day our English lawyers seem to have ... In 1209 one woman appealed another of sorcery in the king's court; the accused purged ..."

3. Under Heaven's Brow: Pre-Christian Religious Tradition in Chuuk by Ward Hunt Goodenough (2002)
"Fear of sorcery was widespread in pre-Christian Chuuk, and it lingered well into the middle of the twentieth century. ' There were people who knew how to ..."

4. Under Heaven's Brow: Pre-Christian Religious Tradition in Chuuk by Ward Hunt Goodenough (2002)
"Fear of sorcery was widespread in pre-Christian Chuuk, and it lingered well into the middle of the twentieth century.1 There were people who knew how to ..."

5. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1898)
"sorcery in In Edward I.'s day our English lawyers seem to have ... In 1209 one woman England, appealed another of sorcery in the king's court; ..."

6. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"By the side of divine worship practices of dark sorcery grew up by way of exception, not of contrast. After the introduction of Christianity all heathen ..."

7. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1916)
"sorcery and Soothsaying. — The crime of sorcery and soothsaying 1 is ... sorcery for good purposes was permitted. Charms for good purposes were much used. ..."

8. A History of Continental Criminal Law by Ludwig von Bar (1916)
"sorcery and Soothsaying. — The crime of sorcery and soothsaying 1 is ... sorcery for good purposes was permitted. Charms for good purposes were much used. ..."

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