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[kleer-uh-man-see, kler-] /ˈklɪər əˌmæn si, ˈklɛr-/

the casting of lots as a means of divination.

“divination by dice,” c.1600, from French cléromancie, from Latinized form of Greek kleros “lot” (see clerk (n.)) + manteia “oracle, divination” (see -mancy).


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