[dee-ah-bluh-ree; French dya-bluh-ree]
- diabolic magic or art; sorcery; witchcraft.
- the domain or realm of devils.
- the lore of devils; demonology.
- reckless mischief; deviltry.
Origin of diablerie
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Examples from the Web for diablerie
But what most of all attracted him to Capitola was her diablerie.Capitola's Peril
Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
But the fifteenth century did a lot of diablerie in the West.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
It knows how to respond to the "diablerie" of the abysses with a reciprocal gesture.The Complex Vision
John Cowper Powys
Modern tales of diablerie are not so uncommon as might be expected.
This scene of diablerie and poisoning, however, did not terminate here.Magic and Witchcraft
- magic or witchcraft connected with devils
- demonic lore or esoteric knowledge of devils
- the domain of devils
- devilry; mischief
C18: from Old French, from diable devil, from Latin diabolus; see devil
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