For foreign household workers in Saudi Arabia, most of them women, sorcery charges are more common than you might think.
Saudi citizens, too, have been arraigned, and executed, for sorcery.
Saudi Arabia has recently beheaded women for “sorcery” but has avoided apostasy trials involving its few Christian converts.
Thus the notions of sorcery, heresy, and witchcraft were developed.
"There's sorcery at the bottom of it," said a sinister voice in the crowd.
What part incantation or sorcery plays in the healing of disease I do not know.
The sixth virtue is, that sorcery hurteth not the man who has the stone with him.
This may help us to understand what an immense power for evil the world-wide faith in magic or sorcery has been among men.
sorcery reads backwards—and I saw him so read from that scroll of his.
It was in the following manner that this work of sorcery was accomplished.
c.1300, from Old French sorcerie, from sorcier "sorcerer, wizard," from Medieval Latin sortiarius "teller of fortunes by lot; sorcerer," literally "one who influences fate or fortune," from Latin sors (genitive sortis) "lot, fate, fortune" (see sort (n.)).