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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).]
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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]
(Biography) Peter, real name Philip Arnold Heseltine. 1894–1930, British composer and scholar of early English music. His works include song cycles, such as The Curlew (1920–22), and the Capriol Suite (1926) for strings
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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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|Noun||1.||warlock - a male witch or demon |
witch - a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil
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noun magician, witch, wizard, sorcerer, conjuror, mage (archaic), enchanter, necromancer knights who confront fiery dragons and wicked warlocks
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