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diablerie

[ dee-ah-bluh-ree; French dya-bluh-ree ]
/ diˈɑ blə ri; French dya bləˈri /
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noun, plural di·a·ble·ries [dee-ah-bluh-reez; French dya-bluh-ree]. /diˈɑ blə riz; French dya bləˈri/.
diabolic magic or art; sorcery; witchcraft.
the domain or realm of devils.
the lore of devils; demonology.
reckless mischief; deviltry.
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Origin of diablerie

First recorded in 1650–60; from French: literally, “mischief,” from Old French diablerie, deablerie “an act inspired by the devil, sorcery,” equivalent to diable “devil” + -erie noun suffix; see devil, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for diablerie

diablerie
/ (dɪˈɑːblərɪ, French djɑbləri) /

noun
magic or witchcraft connected with devils
demonic lore or esoteric knowledge of devils
the domain of devils
devilry; mischief

Word Origin for diablerie

C18: from Old French, from diable devil, from Latin diabolus; see devil
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