For foreign household workers in Saudi Arabia, most of them women, sorcery charges are more common than you might think.
Saudi Arabia has recently beheaded women for “sorcery” but has avoided apostasy trials involving its few Christian converts.
Saudi citizens, too, have been arraigned, and executed, for sorcery.
Thus the notions of sorcery, heresy, and witchcraft were developed.
sorcery reads backwards—and I saw him so read from that scroll of his.
What part incantation or sorcery plays in the healing of disease I do not know.
But they, deaf alike to the song and the sorcery, rowed harder than ever.
This may help us to understand what an immense power for evil the world-wide faith in magic or sorcery has been among men.
The history of psychiatry and sorcery proves that we are not exaggerating.
It was in the following manner that this work of sorcery was accomplished.
c.1300, from Old French sorcerie, from sorcier "sorcerer, wizard," from Medieval Latin sortiarius "teller of fortunes by lot; sorcerer," literally "one who influences fate or fortune," from Latin sors (genitive sortis) "lot, fate, fortune" (see sort (n.)).