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sorcery (n.)

c. 1300, "witchcraft, magic, enchantment; act or instance of sorcery; supernatural state of affairs; seemingly magical works," from Old French sorcerie, from sorcier "sorcerer, wizard," from Medieval Latin sortiarius "teller of fortunes by lot; sorcerer," literally "one who influences fate or fortune," from Latin sors (genitive sortis) "lot, fate, fortune" (see sort (n.)).

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Definitions of sorcery from WordNet

sorcery (n.)
the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world;
Synonyms: black magic / black art / necromancy
From wordnet.princeton.edu