- action aided or caused by the devil; sorcery; witchcraft.
- the character or condition of a devil.
- a doctrine concerning devils.
- a belief in or worship of devils.
OTHER WORDS FROM diabolismdi·ab·o·list, noun
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How to use diabolism in a sentence
Of actual diabolism prior to the date I have named, there is, I believe, only the solitary accusation made by Mgr.
Before the year 1891 the diabolism identified with Masonry was almost exclusively intellectual.
The two orders are further distinguished as unorganised and as organised diabolism.
Strange that a devil has to break down a door like a common man; but after all, his strength itself is a diabolism.'The Devil in Iron|Robert E. Howard
As a result of the night's diabolism ten dead bodies were brought on deck in the morning.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II|Stephen M. Ostrander
British Dictionary definitions for diabolism
- activities designed to enlist the aid of devils, esp in witchcraft or sorcery
- worship of devils or beliefs and teachings concerning them
- the nature of devils