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.
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Divinationby casting lots ( sortilege).
Divinationby throwing dice or any such marked objects, like beans, pebbles, or bone.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Hebrews and Christians practiced the ancient magical art of cleromancy, otherwise known as “casting lots to divine the will of Providence.”
Other paths of inquiry have led to the practice of, for example, cleromancy, sciomancy, crystallomancy, alphitomancy, and spodomancy, to name only a few.