(noun) The conscious manipulation of words and ritual objects with the intent of magically causing something positive or negative to happen.
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- Plural: sorceries
- Some definitions specify that sorcery is using magic for evil or negative purposes such as black magic.
- A (noun) sorcerer or (noun) sorceress (adverb) sorcerously (verb) sorcerizes or practices sorcery to attain (adjective) sorcerous goals.
- belief system
- personified supernatural force
How to Cite the Definition of Sorcery
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “sorcery.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 20, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/sorcery/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
sorcery. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/sorcery/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “sorcery.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 20, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/sorcery/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“sorcery.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 20 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/sorcery/>.