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Term: Coven

DEFINITION:
A group of practitioners of Witchcraft. Traditionally composed of thirteen or fewer people, some covens are as small as two or three while others are much larger in number.
SOURCE:  The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, by John Michael Greer
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