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Flashcards in Witchcraft - Key Words Deck (13)
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1

Maleficium

“Evil deed” - by 1580 this was understood as an act of witchcraft designed to harm

2

Sacrament

A ceremony carried out to attain spiritual grace, e.g Holy Communion

3

Devil’s mark

Mark on the body of someone who had entered a covenant with the Devil

4

Cunning- Folk

general carried out good deeds- folk - healers etc

5

Assize circuit

Courts that travelled in six circuits around the country, hearing serious cases

6

Justice of the peace

A public official appointed to administer the law at a local level

7

Privy council

Private council of the monarch

8

Vagrant

Beggar or someone who would wander looking for work. By 17th century it was someone who could work but chose not to - could be punished by whipping etc.

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Dissenter

A member of the non-established church outside the Church of England

10

Idolater

Someone who worships false idols

11

Nonconformist

A Protestant who does not conform to the established practices of the Church of England

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Calvinist

Follower of John Calvin — Protestant reformation. Very strict

13

Heretic

Someone who disagrees with the teachings of the church