- the casting of lots as a means of divination.
Origin of cleromancy
1600–10; < Medieval Latin clēromantīa, equivalent to Greek klêro(s) lot + manteía -mancy
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Examples from the Web for cleromancy
The great Napoleon was a firm believer in various modes of superstition, particularly in Cleromancy.The Mysteries of All Nations
Word Origin and History for cleromancy
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