Necromancy definition

nĕkrə-mănsē
Black magic; sorcery.
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The practice of supposedly communicating with the spirits of the dead in order to predict the future.
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Magic qualities.
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In some occult and religious beliefs, divination by means of communication with the spirits of deceased persons.
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Black magic; sorcery.
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Divination involving the dead or death.
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Loosely, any sorcery or witchcraft, especially involving death or the dead, particularly sorcery involving raising or reanimating the dead.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of necromancy - egromancy, necyomancy

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
necromancy
Plural:
necromancies

Origin of necromancy

  • Alteration of Middle English nigromancie from Old French nigremancie from Medieval Latin nigromantia alteration (influenced by Latin niger black) of Late Latin necromantīa from Greek nekromanteia nekros corpse nek-1 in Indo-European roots -manteia -mancy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek νεκρομαντεία (nekromanteia), νεκρός (nekros, “dead") + μαντεία (manteia, “divination").

    From Wiktionary