Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Divination by the casting of lots.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Divination by throwing dice or lots, and interpreting according to certain rules the points or marks turned up.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A divination by throwing dice or casting lots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Divination by casting lots (sortilege).
  • noun Divination by throwing dice or any such marked objects, like beans, pebbles, or bone.

Etymologies

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

[Medieval Latin clēromantīa : Greek klēros, lot + Late Latin -mantīa, -mancy; see –mancy.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Ancient Greek kleros, "a lot".

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