a person who practices sorcery; black magician; wizard.

1520–30; earlier sorcer, Middle English < Middle French sorcier, perhaps < Vulgar Latin *sortiārius one who casts lots, equivalent to Latin sort- (stem of sors) lot, fate + -i- -i- + -ārius -ier2; see -er1

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World English Dictionary
sorcerer or (feminine) sorceress (ˈsɔːsərə, ˈsɔːsərɪs)
a person who seeks to control and use magic powers; a wizard or magician
[C16: from Old French sorcier, from Vulgar Latin sortiārius (unattested) caster of lots, from Latin sors lot]
sorceress or (feminine) sorceress
[C16: from Old French sorcier, from Vulgar Latin sortiārius (unattested) caster of lots, from Latin sors lot]

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Computing Dictionary

SORCERER definition

A simple tree parser generator by Terence Parr
SORCERER is suitable for translation problems lying between those solved by code generator generators and by full source-to-source translator generators. SORCERER generates simple, flexible, top-down, tree parsers that, in contrast to code generators, may execute actions at any point during a tree walk. SORCERER accepts extended BNF notation, allows predicates to direct the tree walk with semantic and syntactic context information, and does not rely on any particular intermediate form, parser generator, or other pre-existing application.
SORCERER is included in the Purdue Compiler-Construction Tool Set.
Version: 1.00B
E-mail: ("e-mail sor.tar.Z.uu" in subject).
Mailing list: (message body: "subscribe pccts-users YOUR-NAME", where YOUR-NAME can be your name or e-mail address).
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Bible Dictionary

Sorcerer definition

from the Latin sortiarius, one who casts lots, or one who tells the lot of others. (See DIVINATION.) In Dan. 2:2 it is the rendering of the Hebrew mekhashphim, i.e., mutterers, men who professed to have power with evil spirits. The practice of sorcery exposed to severest punishment (Mal. 3:5; Rev. 21:8; 22:15).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
It is believed that in the knot the sorcerer has bound up the life of his enemy.
While he utters this prayer the sorcerer looks upwards, burning incense the while.
His playing was so hypnotizing that throughout his life he was quite seriously accused of being a sorcerer.
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