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n. pl. war·locks
A person, especially a man, claiming or popularly believed to practice sorcery or witchcraft.

[From Scots warlock (generalized in English from literary use by Scottish authors and replacing Early Modern English warlow), from alteration (with -ok for Middle English -ow as in Scots elbok, elbow, and windok, window) of Middle English warloghe, warlow, from Old English wǣrloga, oath-breaker : wǣr, pledge; see wērə-o- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -loga, liar (from lēogan, to lie; see leugh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]


1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a man who practises black magic; sorcerer
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) a fortune-teller, conjuror, or magician
[Old English wǣrloga oath breaker, from wǣr oath + -loga liar, from lēogan to lie1]


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1. a man who is a witch, esp. a practitioner of black magic; sorcerer.
2. a fortuneteller or conjurer.
[before 900; Middle English warloghe, -lach, Old English wǣrloga oathbreaker, devil <wǣr covenant + -loga betrayer, derivative of lēogan to lie1]


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A Scottish term meaning demon, wizard or magician and used in medieval times to describe male witches but rarely used by male witches themselves today.
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Noun1.warlock - a male witch or demonwarlock - a male witch or demon    
witch - a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil


noun magician, witch, wizard, sorcerer, conjuror, mage (archaic), enchanter, necromancer knights who confront fiery dragons and wicked warlocks


[ˈwɔːlɒk] Nbrujo m, hechicero m
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The English author, on the other hand, without supposing him less of a conjuror than the Northern Warlock, can, you observed, only have the liberty of selecting his subject amidst the dust of antiquity, where nothing was to be found but dry, sapless, mouldering, and disjointed bones, such as those which filled the valley of Jehoshaphat.
Kim turned it over with the air of a wise warlock, muttering a Mohammedan invocation.
We travel with warlocks, but they will not hurt thee.
But Mull swears it is the solemn fact that the lawyer, after shaking his knotted fists in the air for an instant, simply ran from the room and never reappeared in the countryside; and since then Exmoor has been feared more for a warlock than even for a landlord and a magistrate.
I'm nae warlock, to find a fortune for you in the bottom of a parritch bowl; but just you give me a day or two, and say naething to naebody, and as sure as sure, I'll do the right by you.
In school hours he stored his mind with the grand grave tales of the Bible, and with the stately English of Addison; out of school hours he listened to the tales and songs of an old woman who sang to him, or told him stories of fairies and brownies, of witches and warlocks, of giants, enchanted towns, dragons, and what not.
Those extra groceries would prove beneficial as I began to get early-season pictures of Warlock.
These are the Assassin, Cleric, Ranger, Shadowlord, Warlock, Warrior and Wizard.
If they're a fraud, then we're all frauds, and all religion is a fraud," charged self-proclaimed warlock Christian Day, who owns two witchcraft stores in Salem, Massachusetts.
It was a sequel to the 1989 film Warlock, and stars Julian Sands returning in the title role.
A JAILED gravedigger who claimed to be a warlock to rape a girl is being probed over the disappearance of a teenage boy 24 years ago.
Summary: Mexican chief warlock Antonio Vazquez has performed cleansing ceremonies ahead of the football final to neutralise Brazil's occult power.