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

  • n. Magic or incantation practiced for good purposes or as a counter to evil.

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  • n. Magic derived from good or benign forces, as distinct from evil or malevolent forces; or magic performed with the intention of doing good or giving aid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. magic used only for good purposes


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  • “Símiyá” from the Pers., a word apparently built on the model of “Kámiyá” = alchemy, and applied, I have said, to fascination, minor miracles and white magic generally like the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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