- the study of demons or of beliefs about demons.
- belief in demons.
- a group of persons or things regarded as evil or pernicious.
Origin of demonology
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Examples from the Web for demonology
On IMDB, Ed is listed under the remarkable position of “demonology adviser” for Amityville II: The Possession.Beware: Connecticut’s Museum of the Occult May Kill You
July 3, 2014
He retains a central place in Tea Party demonology, his name often mentioned in the same breath as George Soros and Saul Alinsky.The Liberals’ Tea Party
August 15, 2011
The sentiments of the royal chaplain on demonology are curious.The Superstitions of Witchcraft
Oh that I had to learn astrology, or demonology, or school divinity!Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
George Otto Trevelyan
The theory of demonology was never very clear nor consistent.Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing
George Barton Cutten
But—quaintly enough—Burl's followers had developed no demonology.The Forgotten Planet
He persuaded him to stay in Bona, and to study the science of demonology under him.A Modern Aladdin
- Also called: demonism the study of demons or demonic beliefs
- a set of people or things that are disliked or held in low esteemthe place occupied by Hitler in contemporary demonology
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Word Origin and History for demonology
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