noun, plural sor·cer·ies.
Origin of sorcery
Examples from the Web for sorcery
Saudi Arabia has recently beheaded women for “sorcery” but has avoided apostasy trials involving its few Christian converts.In Sudan a Pregnant Woman May Be Hanged for Marrying a Christian|Nina Shea|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For foreign household workers in Saudi Arabia, most of them women, sorcery charges are more common than you might think.
Saudi citizens, too, have been arraigned, and executed, for sorcery.
I still felt under the influence of the sorcery that had been practiced upon me.The Brass Bell|Eugne Sue
There are no lifeless spots in his works; every whim of his takes shape, as if by sorcery, in splendid figures.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 3 (of 4)|Richard Muther
In the year 1728 a witch-finder discovered that a stout tall woman, suspected of sorcery, did not weigh more than four ounces.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
At what date the higher cult of sorcery or magic became the drivel known as witchcraft is uncertain.The Devil in Britain and America|John Ashton
In this late autumnal time there was no view of the Thames gleaming beneath the sorcery of a summer night.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
noun plural -ceries
Word Origin for sorcery
c.1300, from Old French sorcerie, from sorcier "sorcerer, wizard," from Medieval Latin sortiarius "teller of fortunes by lot; sorcerer," literally "one who influences fate or fortune," from Latin sors (genitive sortis) "lot, fate, fortune" (see sort (n.)).