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  1. witchcraft, Witchcraft, magic, especially as a means of making decisions or predictions.
  • 1819: We have therefore summoned to our presence a Jewish woman, by name Rebecca, daughter of Isaac of York " a woman infamous for sortileges and for witcheries " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
  • 2001: "Too much evil ," Glad always says when someone suggests he open a franchise over Cheat Ridge. " JT Leroy, Sarah
  • Translations: 
      Etymology: From Old French sortilège, from mediíval Latin sortilegium, from Latin sortilegus "sorcerer, diviner", from sors "sort" + legere "choose".

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