noun pl. sorceries
- in the belief of some, the use of an evil supernatural power over people and their affairs; black magic
- seemingly magical power, influence, or charm
Origin: ME < OFr sorcerie < sorcier: see sorcerer
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Origin: Middle English sorcerie, from Old French, from sorcier, sorcerer; see sorcerer.
- sorˈcer·ous adjective
- sorˈcer·ous·ly adverb