the study of demons or of beliefs about demons.
belief in demons.
a group of persons or things regarded as evil or pernicious.
- de·mon·o·log·ic [dee-muh-nl-oj-ik], /ˌdi mə nlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, de·mon·o·log·i·cal, adjective
- de·mon·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
- de·mon·ol·o·gist, noun
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How to use demonology in a sentence
On IMDB, Ed is listed under the remarkable position of “demonology adviser” for Amityville II: The Possession.Beware: Connecticut’s Museum of the Occult May Kill You | Nina Strochlic | July 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He retains a central place in Tea Party demonology, his name often mentioned in the same breath as George Soros and Saul Alinsky.
So that the language of magic and demonology has one feature in common in all ages and with every nation.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
The sentiments of the royal chaplain on demonology are curious.The Superstitions of Witchcraft | Howard Williams
Thus the seventeenth century was the period par excellence of witchcraft, demonology, and the supernatural in Ireland.Irish Witchcraft and Demonology | St. John D. (St. John Drelincourt) Seymour
Psellus founded a system of demonology, which had for its basis the natural history and habitation of demons.The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
In Peignot's use "mtaphysique" includes demonology or, as a modern bookseller would say, "occult" books.A History of Bibliographies of Bibliographies | Archer Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for demonology
Also called: demonism the study of demons or demonic beliefs
a set of people or things that are disliked or held in low esteem: the place occupied by Hitler in contemporary demonology
- demonological (ˌdiːmənəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
- demonologist, noun
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