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- n. divination, or the seeking of guidance, by chance selection of a passage in the Bible or another text regarded as authoritative.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. pl. of sors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lots used in a kind of divination, consisting in the chance selection of a passage from an author's writings—a practice common in ancient times and in the middle ages.
From Latin plural of sors ("lot, fate, oracular response") (Wiktionary)