Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The doctrine of the devil; diabolical lore: as, the diabology of Milton's “Paradise Lost.”

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Examples

  • Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes even called the old theology largely "diabology."

    History of American Literature

  • Remember the theology and the diabology of the time.

    Medical Essays, 1842-1882

  • Remember the theology and the diabology of the time.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • Toledo, I must needs confess and acknowledge that veritably the devils cannot be killed or die by the stroke of a sword, I do nevertheless avow and maintain, according to the doctrine of the said diabology, that they may suffer a solution of continuity (as if with thy shable thou shouldst cut athwart the flame of a burning fire, or the gross opacous exhalations of a thick and obscure smoke), and cry out like very devils at their sense and feeling of this dissolution, which in real deed I must aver and affirm is devilishly painful, smarting, and dolorous.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Toledo, I must needs confess and acknowledge that veritably the devils cannot be killed or die by the stroke of a sword, I do nevertheless avow and maintain, according to the doctrine of the said diabology, that they may suffer a solution of continuity (as if with thy shable thou shouldst cut athwart the flame of a burning fire, or the gross opacous exhalations of a thick and obscure smoke), and cry out like very devils at their sense and feeling of this dissolution, which in real deed I must aver and affirm is devilishly painful, smarting, and dolorous.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

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  • (fr. Wordspy, noun. The study of the Devil and his role in religion, culture, and psychology.

    May 14, 2008