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sortilege

[sawr-tl-ij] /ˈsɔr tl ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the drawing of lots for divination; divination by lot.
2.
sorcery; magic.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin sortilegium, for Latin sortilegus, equivalent to sort- (stem of sors) lot, chance + -i- -i- + -legus (derivative of legere to read, count, choose out); see -ium
Related forms
sortilegic
[sawr-tl-ej-ik] /ˌsɔr tlˈɛdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
sortilegious
[sawr-tl-ee-juh s] /ˌsɔr tlˈi dʒəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sortilege

sortilege

/ˈsɔːtɪlɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act or practice of divination by drawing lots
2.
magic or sorcery
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin sortilegium, from Latin sortilegus a soothsayer, from sors fate + legere to select
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