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A Neopagan nature religion based in part on pre-Christian Celtic beliefs and practices, typically centering on a mother goddess or a goddess-god pair and the practice of ceremonial witchcraft.

[Old English wicca, necromancer; see witch.]
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(Alternative Belief Systems) (sometimes not capital) the cult or practice of witchcraft
[C20: revival of Old English wicca witch]
ˈWiccan n, adj
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(ˈwɪk ə)
(sometimes cap.) witchcraft, esp. benevolent, nature-oriented practices derived from pre-Christian religions.
[1970–75; < Old English wicca (male) sorcerer (Middle English wicche, modern dial. witch); see witch]
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A name used by some modern witches for their cult.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wicca - a community of followers of the Wicca religion
cult - followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
2.Wicca - the polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess; claims origins in pre-Christian pagan religions of western Europe
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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[ˈwɪkə] nWicca f
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Wicca is an earth-based religion commonly referred to as witchcraft.
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