witchcraft

  • 1 Witchcraft — • As commonly understood, involves the idea of a diabolical pact or at least an appeal to the intervention of the spirits of evil Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Witchcraft     Witchcraft …

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  • 2 Witchcraft — «Witchcraft» Сингл Pendulum из альбома Immersion Выпущен 18 июля 2010 года (цифровая загрузка) 19 июля 2010 года (CD сингл) 15 ноября 2010 года(винил) Формат CD сингл, загрузка, грампластинка Записан …

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  • 3 witchcraft — O.E. wiccecræft, from wicce (see WITCH (Cf. witch)) + cræft power, skill (see CRAFT (Cf. craft)). Witchcraft was declared a crime in English law in 1542; trials there peaked in 1580s and 1640s but fell sharply after 1660. The last, in 1717, ended …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 witchcraft — witch craft (w[i^]ch kr[a^]ft), n. [AS. wiccecr[ae]ft.] [1913 Webster] 1. The practices or art of witches. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Sorcery; enchantments; intercourse with evil spirits. [1913 Webster + PJC] 3. Power more than natural;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Witchcraft — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Doom Metal Gründung 2000 Website http://www.witchcrafthome.com/ …

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  • 6 witchcraft — wizardry, witchery, sorcery, *magic, alchemy, thaumaturgy …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 witchcraft — [n] spell casting, magic abracadabra*, bewitchment, black art, black magic, charisma, conjuring, divination, enchantment, hocus pocus*, hoodoo*, incantation, jinx, magnetism, mumbo jumbo*, necromancy, occult, occultism, sorcery, spell,… …

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  • 8 witchcraft — ► NOUN ▪ the practice of magic, especially the use of spells and the invocation of evil spirits. See also WICCA(Cf. ↑Wiccan) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 witchcraft — [wich′kraft΄] n. [ME wicchecrafte < OE wiccecræft] 1. the power or practices of witches; specif., a) black magic; sorcery b) white magic 2. an instance of the use of black magic or white magic 3. bewitching attraction or charm SYN …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Witchcraft — For other uses, see Witchcraft (disambiguation). Witch redirects here. For other uses, see Witch (disambiguation). The classic image of the witch astride a besom broom …

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  • 11 witchcraft — /wich kraft , krahft /, n. 1. the art or practices of a witch; sorcery; magic. 2. magical influence; witchery. [bef. 950; ME wicchecraft, OE wiccecraeft. See WITCH, CRAFT] Syn. 1. See magic. * * * Introduction  the exercise or invocation of… …

    Universalium

  • 12 witchcraft —    A type of SORCERY involving the magical manipulation of supernormal forces through the casting of spells and the conjuring or invoking of spirits. Beliefs about witchcraft are universal, but there is no universal definition of witchcraft.… …

    Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • 13 Witchcraft —    In the law of every European nation in the later Mid dle Ages and the Renaissance, witchcraft was a crime punishable by severe penalties, including death, and at certain specific times and places, a witch craze developed in which a significant …

    Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • 14 witchcraft —    No topic in folklore has caused more argument than witchcraft. However, the work of historians over the past 30 years has disentangled various levels of meaning within the word itself, and analysed the social context for accusations. The… …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 15 Witchcraft — Wicca Wic ca (w[i^]k k[.a]), prop. n. [OE. wicche wizard, AS. wicce, fem., wicca, masc.; see also {witch} and {wicked}.] 1. A religion derived from pre Christian times, also called {Witchcraft}[4], which practices a benevolent reverence for… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 WITCHCRAFT —    a widespread system of BELIEFS and practices involving supernatural power and agencies thought to influence human affairs. It is generally distinguished from SORCERY and takes many FORMS in different CULTURES. Sometimes the conscious action of …

    Concise dictionary of Religion

  • 17 Witchcraft —    Shamans in many cultures are expected to combat users of malevolent magic, witches, or sorcerers or they may be suspected of being witches or sorcerers themselves. Obeah, for example, is commonly portrayed as the practice of witchcraft, but… …

    Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • 18 witchcraft — n. to practice witchcraft * * * [ wɪtʃkrɑːft] to practice witchcraft …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 Witchcraft —    (1 Sam. 15:23; 2 Kings 9:22; 2 Chr. 33:6; Micah 5:12; Nahum 3:4; Gal. 5:20). In the popular sense of the word no mention is made either of witches or of witchcraft in Scripture.    The witch of En dor (1 Sam. 28) was a necromancer, i.e., one… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 20 witchcraft — Forbidden in the Deuteronomist Code (Deut. 18:10–11) but licensed by Manasseh (2 Kgs. 21:6). A woman who practises witchcraft is condemned to death (Exod. 22:18) in the ancient Book of the Covenant; this verse was until 1722 cited by English… …

    Dictionary of the Bible