/dev"euhl tree/, n., pl. deviltries.
1. reckless or unrestrained mischievous behavior.
2. extreme or utter wickedness.
3. an act or instance of mischievous or wicked behavior.
4. diabolic magic or art.
5. demonology.
Also, devilry.
[1780-90; var. of DEVILRY]

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