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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A personification of wickedness and ungodliness alluded to in the Bible.
  • n. One of the fallen angels who rebelled against God in Milton's Paradise Lost.

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  • proper n. A wicked demon in Christian and Jewish apocrypha.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An evil spirit; a wicked and unprincipled person; the personification of evil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The spirit of evil personified; the devil; Satan; in Milton, one of the fallen angels, distinct from Satan.

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