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sorcery

[ sawr-suh-ree ]
/ ˈsɔr sə ri /
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noun, plural sor·cer·ies.
the art, practices, or spells of a person who is supposed to exercise supernatural powers through the aid of evil spirits; black magic; witchery.
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Origin of sorcery

1250–1300; Middle English sorcerie, from Medieval Latin sorceria.See sorcerer, -y3

synonym study for sorcery

See magic.
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British Dictionary definitions for sorcery

sorcery
/ (ˈsɔːsərɪ) /

noun plural -ceries
the art, practices, or spells of magic, esp black magic, by which it is sought to harness occult forces or evil spirits in order to produce preternatural effects in the world

Derived forms of sorcery

sorcerous, adjective

Word Origin for sorcery

C13: from Old French sorcerie, from sorcier sorcerer
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