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A Neopagan nature religion based in part on pre-Christian Celtic beliefs and practices, typically centering on a mother goddess or a goddess-god pair and the practice of ceremonial witchcraft.
[Old English wicca, necromancer; see witch.]
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(Alternative Belief Systems) (sometimes not capital) the cult or practice of witchcraft
[C20: revival of Old English wicca witch]
ˈWiccan n, adj
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(sometimes cap.) witchcraft, esp. benevolent, nature-oriented practices derived from pre-Christian religions.
[1970–75; < Old English wicca (male) sorcerer (Middle English wicche, modern dial. witch); see witch]
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A name used by some modern witches for their cult.
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|Noun||1.||Wicca - a community of followers of the Wicca religion|
cult - followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
|2.||Wicca - the polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess; claims origins in pre-Christian pagan religions of western Europe|
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Wicca[ˈwɪkə] n → Wicca f
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