Etymology
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grimoire (n.)

magician's manual for invoking demons, 1849, from French grimoire, altered from grammaire "incantation; grammar" (see grammar). Also compare gramary, glamour.

updated on April 21, 2015

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Definitions of grimoire from WordNet

grimoire (n.)
a manual of black magic (for invoking spirits and demons);
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