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a combining form meaning “divination,” of the kind specified by the initial element: necromancy.
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How to use -mancy in a sentence
In that city was the first seat of the king of Mancy, for it is a fair city and plentiful in all goods.Early Travels in Palestine|Arculf et al.
It was Marguerite, Mancy, my mother, and Pearl was the other one.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Going back now to Mancy Winfry, you said she had four children?Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
This is a city royal where the King of Mancy was wont to dwell.
In that city was the first siege of the King of Mancy, for it is a fair and plenteous of all goods.
British Dictionary definitions for -mancy
n combining form
indicating divination of a particular kindchiromancy
Word Origin for -mancy
from Old French -mancie, from Latin -mantia, from Greek manteia soothsaying
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