- the study of demons or of beliefs about demons.
- belief in demons.
- a group of persons or things regarded as evil or pernicious.
Origin of demonology
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Examples from the Web for demonological
In South Africa a parallel myth, in its demonological aspect, bears no trace of a cloud origin.Demonology and Devil-lore
Moncure Daniel Conway
An infinite number of guardian spirits is included in the Burman demonological system.Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria
This seal of the devil is a small sign-manual, which, as demonological jurisconsults affirm, renders the skin insensible.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Others of the practices enumerated, probably the greater part of them, spring from demonological beliefs.
- Also called: demonism the study of demons or demonic beliefs
- a set of people or things that are disliked or held in low esteemthe place occupied by Hitler in contemporary demonology
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Word Origin and History for demonological
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