Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The realm, domain, or sway of the devil; diabolic power or its exercise.

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Examples

  • For five — seven — eighteen — forty years it was in my mind that the Old Law was not well followed; being overlaid, as thou knowest, with devildom, charms, and idolatry.

    Kim

  • For five -- seven -- eighteen -- forty years it was in my mind that the Old Law was not well followed; being overlaid, as thou knowest, with devildom, charms, and idolatry.

    Kim

  • _ All his psychic faculties have concentrated into a transcendental apparatus for scenting devildom, and he mournfully comes forward to tell us, with a variation of Fludd's utterance; _Diabolus, in quam, diabolus ubique repertus est, et omnia diabolus et diabolus.

    Devil-Worship in France or The Question of Lucifer

  • Who would possess a lingam which was an _Open Sesame_ to devildom and not make use thereof?

    Devil-Worship in France or The Question of Lucifer

  • A monograph of Miss Vaughan's miracles would, however, be incomplete if it failed to exhibit her in her capacity as a breaker of spells; whatsoever has been bound by devildom can be loosed by Diana.

    Devil-Worship in France or The Question of Lucifer

  • Even at this late date, and with the millstone of her conversion placed in the opposite scale, Miss Vaughan's description of her quondam deity would tempt sentimental young women to forgive all his devildom to a being so

    Devil-Worship in France or The Question of Lucifer

  • He does not appear to have sued for the restitution of conjugal rights, and cheerfully surrendered the human hybrid to a family of Lenni-Lennaps, together with his medallion portrait drawn by an artist from devildom, so that the daughter might recognise her father after the method which obtains among novelists.

    Devil-Worship in France or The Question of Lucifer

  • There also he made acquaintance with another luminary of devildom, by name Hobbs, who presided at the important proceedings which resulted in the damnation of

    Devil-Worship in France or The Question of Lucifer

  • The photographs which General Bernoff has are proof of the devildom of the Turks, only that the devil could not have been so beastly, and a beast could not have been so devilish.

    My War Experiences in Two Continents

  • The girl had not chanced across devildom enough to make her an easy recipient of such a tale.

    Somehow Good

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