esbat

[es-bat]
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noun

a convocation of witches.

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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