cleromancy

[ kleer-uh-man-see, kler- ]
/ ˈklɪər əˌmæn si, ˈklɛr- /

noun

the casting of lots as a means of divination.

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Origin of cleromancy

1600–10; < Medieval Latin clēromantīa, equivalent to Greek klêro(s) lot + manteía -mancy
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Example sentences from the Web for cleromancy

  • The great Napoleon was a firm believer in various modes of superstition, particularly in Cleromancy.