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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
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As a demonologist, Shakespeare is closer to Reginald Scot and Samuel Harsnett than to James I, Jean Bodin, Nicholas Remy, or most other authors of demonologies in his lifetime.
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Ancient Evil" (chapter five) and the patterns of reasoning that explain demonologies, "Satan, Demons and Jinn" (chapter six) from antiquity and Christianity, are particularly valuable.
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Professor Williams begins with Jean d'Arras's prose history of the fairy nymph Melusine (1393) and moves from there to the magical works of Paracelsus and the demonologies of Heinrich Kramer, Johann Weyer, Jean Bodin (as translated into German by Johann Fischart), and Pierre de Lancre.