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diablerie

[dee-ah-bluh-ree; French dya-bluh-ree] /diˈɑ blə ri; French dya bləˈri/
noun, plural diableries
[dee-ah-bluh-reez; French dya-bluh-ree] /diˈɑ blə riz; French dya bləˈri/ (Show IPA)
1.
diabolic magic or art; sorcery; witchcraft.
2.
the domain or realm of devils.
3.
the lore of devils; demonology.
4.
reckless mischief; deviltry.
Origin of diablerie
1745-1755
1745-55; < French, Old French, equivalent to diable devil + -erie -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for diablerie

diablerie

/dɪˈɑːblərɪ; French djɑbləri/
noun
1.
magic or witchcraft connected with devils
2.
demonic lore or esoteric knowledge of devils
3.
the domain of devils
4.
devilry; mischief
Word Origin
C18: from Old French, from diable devil, from Latin diabolus; see devil
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