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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A method of divination through alleged communication with the dead; magic in general.

Usage examples (36)
  • The so-called science of poll-taking is not a science at all but mere necromancy. People are unpredictable by nature, and although you can take a nation’s pulse, you...
  • History as necromancy is avowed in the Preface to Life of
  • As dreams of the woman Lilitu haunt the warrior Pyrrhas, necromancy is in his future, it would seem.
  • Does this not speak of necromancy, which is paganism at its worst? for more
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