Sorcery meaning

sôrsə-rē
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The use of an evil supernatural power to control or influence people and their affairs or the natural world; black magic.
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Magical power or influence.
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Magical power; the use of witchcraft or magic arts.
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Use of supernatural power over others through the assistance of spirits; witchcraft.
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Origin of sorcery

  • Middle English sorcerie from Old French from sorcier sorcerer sorcerer

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

  • From Middle French sorcerie, ultimately derived from Latin sors (“fate"), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (“to sort, lineup")

    From Wiktionary