diabolism

[ dahy-ab-uh-liz-uhm ]
/ daɪˈæb əˌlɪz əm /
See synonyms for: diabolism / diabolist on Thesaurus.com

noun

Theology.
  1. action aided or caused by the devil; sorcery; witchcraft.
  2. the character or condition of a devil.
  3. a doctrine concerning devils.
  4. a belief in or worship of devils.
action befitting the devil; deviltry.

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Origin of diabolism

1600–10; <Greek diábol(os) devil + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM diabolism

di·ab·o·list, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for diabolism

diabolism
/ (daɪˈæbəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

  1. activities designed to enlist the aid of devils, esp in witchcraft or sorcery
  2. worship of devils or beliefs and teachings concerning them
  3. the nature of devils
character or conduct that is devilish or fiendish; devilry

Derived forms of diabolism

diabolist, noun
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