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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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We travel with warlocks, but they will not hurt thee.
Kim turned it over with the air of a wise warlock, muttering a Mohammedan invocation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the help of her warlock boyfriend, Bishop, Indie learns that Paige is trapped in Los Demonios, an alternate and extremely dangerous dimension that serves as an underworld prison for evil witches, warlocks, and sorcerers.
They say witches, warlocks,and ghouls, only come out on Halloween, but many have got season tickets they sit in the stands unseen.
MOD chiefs have done an about-turn to allow 1,000 witches, warlocks, druids and spiritualists to join the armed forces.
All the witches and warlocks in Cleveland were leaving their secret sorcery at home and flying into the night sky to search out the unsuspecting.
Creatures of the dark like warlocks, wargs and White Walkers.
Lester and Pauline Hawkes of Scarisbrick, Lancashire, were involved with a website called Flying Warlocks, as well as sub-domains Witch and Misty, where counterfeit DVDs, CDs and MP3s were sold, making about PS460,000 between November 2004 and May 2011 through 22,200 transactions.