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sorcery

Sorcery is, literally, divination by casting lots (from the Latin sortiarius, one who casts lots). Sorcery is also often identified with witchcraft and black magic, both of which involve getting power from association with evil spirits or Satan. Sorcery is often associated with using magic potions and casting spells.

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April 4, 2002 PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A 14-year old virgin girl was strangled in a good luck sorcery ritual in Cambodia, police said Wednesday. Police said two men -- a 22-year old sorcerer and his student -- were charged with the murder in court Wednesday. Another four were charged with conspiring to commit murder.

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