- action aided or caused by the devil; sorcery; witchcraft.
- the character or condition of a devil.
- a doctrine concerning devils.
- a belief in or worship of devils.
- action befitting the devil; deviltry.
Origin of diabolism
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- activities designed to enlist the aid of devils, esp in witchcraft or sorcery
- worship of devils or beliefs and teachings concerning them
- the nature of devils
- character or conduct that is devilish or fiendish; devilry
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Word Origin and History for diabolist
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