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sor·ti·lege

 (sôr′tl-ĭj)
n.
1. The act or practice of foretelling the future by drawing lots.
2. Sorcery; witchcraft.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin sortilegium, from sortilegus, diviner : Latin sors, sort-, lot; see ser- in Indo-European roots + Latin legere, to read; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

sortilege

(ˈsɔːtɪlɪdʒ)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) the act or practice of divination by drawing lots
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) magic or sorcery
[C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin sortilegium, from Latin sortilegus a soothsayer, from sors fate + legere to select]

sor•ti•lege

(ˈsɔr tl ɪdʒ)

n.
1. divination by the drawing of lots.
2. sorcery; magic.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin sortilegium, for Latin sortilegus=sort- (s. of sors) lot, chance + legere to choose]

sortilege

a form of divination involving drawing lots.
See also: Divination, Magic

sortilege

A form of divination by the casting or drawing of lots. There are many different types including astragalomancy, belomancy, bibliomancy, pessomancy, rhapsodomancy and stichomancy. It is also called cleromancy.
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sortilege

noun
The use of supernatural powers to influence or predict events:
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