nigromancy

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From the Anglo-Norman nigremancie and the Middle French nigromancie, alterations of nigromance, after the Late Latin nigromantia, an alteration of the Classical Latin necromantīa, by association with niger (black) (compare black art).

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nigromancy (plural nigromancies)

  1. (hisotorical or Caribbean) Necromancy; magic involving death.
    • 1819, Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe:
      "I hope thou wilt bring with thee Rebecca, even the scholar of the wise Miriam, whose cures the Gentiles slandered as if they had been wrought by nigromancy."