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Warlock is a term denoting the counterpart of a female Witch. The term usually is avoided because of its common etymology being derived from the Old English term waeloga meaning deceiver or oath breaker. This is why it is considered a pejorative term in the Wiccan tradition: one who reveals secrets. A warlock can designate a sorcerer who invokes supernatural powers for evil purposes. Warlocks are thought to practice black magic. However, few prefer the term. A.G.H
Drury, Nevil. The Watkins Dictionary of Magic. London.
Watkins Publishing. 2005. p. 302
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