(vʹd) noun. plural voodoos. 1. A religion practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries, especially Haiti, syncretized from Roman Catholic ritual elements and the animism and magic of Dahomean slaves, in which a supreme God rules a large pantheon of local and tutelary deities, deified ancestors, and saints, who communicate with believers in dreams, trances, and ritual possessions. Also called vodoun, voodoo. 2. A charm, fetish, spell, or curse holding magic power for adherents of voodoo. 3. A practitioner, priest, or priestess of voodoo. In this sense, also called hoodoo,.
(vʹd-ĭz´əm) noun. 1. The practice and doctrines of voodoo. 2. The practice of sorcery or witchcraft, voodooisme.