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esbat

[ es-bat ]
/ ˈɛs bæt /
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noun
a convocation of witches.
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Origin of esbat

1965–70; apparently a contemporary borrowing of Old French esbat amusement, diversion (French ébat), derivative of esbattre frolic, equivalent to es-ex-1 + battre<Latin battuere pound, beat; compare obsolete English esbatement amusement
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How to use esbat in a sentence

  • Though there was no fixed day for the Esbat, it seems probable that one day in the week was observed in each locality.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe|Margaret Alice Murray
  • The business carried on at the Esbat was usually the practice of magic for the benefit of a client or for the harming of an enemy.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe|Margaret Alice Murray
  • He found Bel-Esbat easily, and without more inquiries, rang, and the door opened.

    The Forty-Five Guardsmen|Alexandre Dumas
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