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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.
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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
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(ˌdi məˈnɒl ə dʒi)

1. the study of demons.
2. belief in demons.
3. a list of foes.
de`mon•ol′o•gist, n.
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1. the study of demons or superstitions about demons.
2. the doctrine of demons. Also demonography. — demonologist, n. — demonologic, demonological, adj.
See also: Demons
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[ˌdiːməˈnɒlədʒɪ] Ndemonología f
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(3) King James I (1566-1625)--witch-hunter, author of Daemonology (1597), and royal guest at Albumazar's premiere--likely held a derogatory opinion of the telescope because of its potential use as a tool in the occult craft of astrology.
He also does not seem to have read Joseph Andriano's book Our Ladies of Darkness: Feminine Daemonology in Male Gothic Fiction in which the author writes extensively on the importance of circles in the text; nor, for that matter, does he seem to have read many other works in which the authors have already discussed the importance of the primordial serpent, time, the sin of forgetting, and many other points that he puts forward as purportedly new arguments.
In fact, we'd go as far as to say he hated them - so much so, he wrote a book called Daemonology, published in 1597, in which he described how witches could be identified.
While these aspects of "daemonology" are fascinating and important to understanding the manner in which the daemon functions in the trilogy, the daemon-as-visual-construct is largely neglected.
Besides, through the Letters runs a theme of Neoplatonic daemonology that must be sincere, because Ficino realized--at least by 1489, when he was criticized by the Curia for some undisclosed errors in De Vita--that it was dangerous, if not to his soul, then at least to his worldly fortunes.
Navigating The golden compass; religion, science, and daemonology in His dark materials.