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1. The study of demons.
2. Belief in demons.
3. A list or catalog of one's enemies: "As the years passed [the magazine's] demonology expanded to include Bolsheviks, radicals, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the New Deal, Government work programs or aid programs of any kind" (Maggie Nichols).

de′mon·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), de′mon·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
de′mon·ol′o·gist n.


1. (Theology) Also called: demonism the study of demons or demonic beliefs
2. a set of people or things that are disliked or held in low esteem: the place occupied by Hitler in contemporary demonology.
demonological, demonologic adj
ˌdemonˈologist n


(ˌdi məˈnɒl ə dʒi)

1. the study of demons.
2. belief in demons.
3. a list of foes.
de`mon•ol′o•gist, n.


1. the study of demons or superstitions about demons.
2. the doctrine of demons. Also demonography. — demonologist, n. — demonologic, demonological, adj.
See also: Demons


[ˌdiːməˈnɒlədʒɪ] Ndemonología f
References in classic literature ?
Anomalous facts, as the never quite obsolete rumors of magic and demonology, and the new allegations of phrenologists and neurologists, are of ideal use.
While the demonology makes this book stand out, it is sometimes overly graphic.
And it's taken us from the complicated comforts of monotheism to an earlier, thornier, more savage era, to the days of demonology and its discontents.
He discusses demonology in the patristic and medieval eras, the demonic according to the early and classical modern eras, late modern theologies of the demonic, the demonic and the social sciences, causality in philosophy and science: toward an ontology of the demonic, emergence theory and the demonic, and the demonic in the Bible: an emergentist perspective.
Others have pointed out that many rationalist philosophers and empirical scientists maintained a belief in witchcraft, and studies of Catholic demonology have been supplemented with careful consideration of popular witchcraft beliefs.
After a long bout of demonology work, I can get really sick and actually vomit.
In his book "Unmasking the Devil--Strategies to Defeat Eternity's Greatest Enemy" John Ramirez explores the realities of the devil, the dangers of demonology, and the subtleties of angelology.
The conference will also examine a "demon base" (database) of around 4,000 Ancient Egyptian demons uncovered by Dr Szpakowska and others in the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project.
Though called a dictionary in its subtitle, Shakespeare's Demonology is in some respects more like an encyclopedia, with many longer entries that include not only definitions and examples from the plays but also extensive analytic commentary and selected references to scholarly work on each topic.
Satan the Heretic: The Birth of Demonology in the Medieval West.
Certainly, it is Muslims who loom larger in British popular demonology than any other group, including Jews.
Snow White, Caribbean pirates, Pinocchio, and Santa seem to have lost relevance as a demonology, no matter how much McCarthy shits on them.