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bibliomancy

[ bib-lee-oh-man-see ]
/ ˈbɪb li oʊˌmæn si /
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noun

divination by means of a book, especially the Bible, opened at random to some verse or passage, which is then interpreted.

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Origin of bibliomancy

First recorded in 1745–55; biblio- + -mancy
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bibliomancy
/ (ˈbɪblɪəʊˌmænsɪ) /

noun

prediction of the future by interpreting a passage chosen at random from a book, esp the Bible
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