Invultuation

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Invultuation in-vul-tū-ā′shun the act of piercing a wax or clay image of a person that he may suffer torture and die—one of the commonest methods of witchcraft.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. invultuation-eminvultare, to stab the face of—L. in, in, vultus, the face.