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witchcraft

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwitchcraftwitch‧craft /ˈwɪtʃkrɑːft $ -kræft/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 the use of magic powers, especially evil ones, to make things happen
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witchcraftAt that time, hundreds of women were burned at the stake for witchcraft.Then, widening our focus, we looked at Lugbara witchcraft and the ancestor cult which complements and completes it.For three hundred years the persecution of witchcraft was to continue until the advent of our modern scientific world.This theory became the basis for the examination and torture of those suspected of witchcraft.She could try to forget him; she could attempt an exorcism by her particular witchcraft of compulsive denigration.People who were accused of practicing witchcraft were thrown into the lake.Last May, he said, she erected an altar to witchcraft on his dresser.How do these findings bear upon our earlier discussion of Zande witchcraft?
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