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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Sorcery

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Magic, enchantment, witchcraft; the use of supposed supernatural powers by the agency of evil spirits called forth by spells, incantations, &c., on the part of the magician, sorcerer or witch. The word meant originally divination by means of the casting or drawing of lots, and is derived from the O. Fr. sorcerie, sorcier, a sorcerer, Med. Lat. sortiarius, one who practises divination by lots, sortes (see Magic, Divination and Witchcraft).


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Sorcery'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/s/sorcery.html. 1910.

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