demonology

[dee-muh-nol-uh-jee]
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.


Origin:
1590–1600; demono- + -logy

demonologic [dee-muh-nl-oj-ik] , demonological, adjective
demonologically, adverb
demonologist, noun
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demonology (ˌdiːməˈnɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
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
 
demonological
 
adj
 
demon'ologist
 
n

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At this time, demonology belonged to the realms of theological disquisition.
Sally explained to herself by demonology the existence of evils of which she was far too smart to be unaware.
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