magic, especially as a
means of making decisions or predictions.
- 1819: We have therefore summoned to our presence a Jewish woman, by name Rebecca, daughter of Isaac of York — a woman infamous for sortileges and for witcheries — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
- 2001: ‘Too much evil sortilege,’ Glad always says when someone suggests he open a franchise over Cheat Ridge. — JT Leroy, Sarah
- Portuguese: sortilégio
Sortilege has several meanings: