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
Related formsde·mon·o·log·ic [dee-muh-nl-oj-ik] /ˌdi mə nlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, de·mon·o·log·i·cal, adjectivede·mon·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbde·mon·ol·o·gist, noun
First recorded in 1590–1600; demono-
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Historical Examples of demonological
In South Africa a parallel myth, in its demonological aspect, bears no trace of a cloud origin.
An infinite number of guardian spirits is included in the Burman demonological system.
This seal of the devil is a small sign-manual, which, as demonological jurisconsults affirm, renders the skin insensible.
Others of the practices enumerated, probably the greater part of them, spring from demonological beliefs.
British Dictionary definitions for demonological
Derived Formsdemonological (ˌdiːmənəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivedemonologist, noun
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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