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demonology

[dee-muh-nol-uh-jee] /ˌdi məˈnɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of demons or of beliefs about demons.
2.
belief in demons.
3.
a group of persons or things regarded as evil or pernicious.
Also, daemonology.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; demono- + -logy
Related forms
demonologic
[dee-muh-nl-oj-ik] /ˌdi mə nlˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
demonological, adjective
demonologically, adverb
demonologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demonologic

demonology

/ˌdiːməˈnɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
Also called demonism. the study of demons or demonic beliefs
2.
a set of people or things that are disliked or held in low esteem the place occupied by Hitler in contemporary demonology
Derived Forms
demonological (ˌdiːmənəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
demonologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for demonologic

demonology

n.

1590s; see demon + -ology.

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