invultuation


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invultuation

(ɪnˌvʌltʃʊˈeɪʃən)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) the use of or the act of making images of people, animals, etc, for witchcraft
[C19: from Medieval Latin invultuāre to make a likeness, from in-2 + vultus likeness]

invultuation

a form of witchcraft involving melting a wax image of the intended victim or, in voodoo, sticking it with pins.
See also: Evil