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cleromancy

[kleer-uh-man-see, kler-] /ˈklɪər əˌmæn si, ˈklɛr-/
noun
1.
the casting of lots as a means of divination.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Medieval Latin clēromantīa, equivalent to Greek klêro(s) lot + manteía -mancy
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n.

"divination by dice," c.1600, from French cléromancie, from Latinized form of Greek kleros "lot" (see clerk (n.)) + manteia "oracle, divination" (see -mancy).

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