- witchcraft or magic
- to cast a spell on (a person)
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Examples from the Web for makutu
He saw singular ceremonies, the rites of the makutu, the black art.
Many a case of death from makutu came under Bent's observation during his life among the Maoris.
Some of these were makutu spells by which the wizard could slay an enemy, by witchcraft and the power of the evil eye.