from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who claims or is alleged to perform magic with the aid of beneficent spirits.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who pretends to, or is addicted to, theurgy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who believes in theurgy, or practises a pretended magic.
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A whisper that seemed to originate in the empty corridor asked, "Are you the theurgist?"
Of course, the ship had had another magician aboard all along; the white-robed woman who had stood beside the captain when Tobas first came aboard was a priestess, an expert theurgist, Tobas had learned, and was the magician charged with defending the vessel against pirates or other perils.
Naturally, no theurgist wanted anything to do with a demonologist.
No one else seemed to know the warlock any better than Tobas did; even Captain Istram, who treated the theurgist as just another crewmember, seemed slightly wary of him.
The sorcerer spoke no Ethsharitic; the theurgist knew only a few words and phrases, most of them religious in nature, and seemed to be generally suspicious of everything about Tobas.
The introductions continued, through a dozen princes, a few lesser nobles, three witches, a sorcerer, a theurgist priest, and several dozen miscellaneous commoners, all of them male; some did not respond until their names were repeated in their assorted native tongues, and Tobas had the distinct impression very few understood enough Ethsharitic to know what was going on.
A plump theurgist let slip shortly after contact was made that the unit had caught the brunt of the enemy's drive to the sea and been badly mauled — in fact, it effectively no longer existed, the survivors having been distributed elsewhere.
He would mention it to the wizard — assuming Tandellin did not bring a witch or theurgist instead — but for now he would simply bury the sword out back.
He had seen wizards die and knew them for mere mortal humans; two of his childhood friends had taken up careers in magic, one as a theurgist and one as a wizard, yet both had remained ordinary people outside of their magical abilities.
From Iamblichus, the great theurgist of the third and fourth centuries