Definition of sortes in English:

sortes

Syllabification: sor·tes
Pronunciation: /ˈsôrˌtēz, -ˌtāz
 
/

noun

[treated as singular]
Divination, or the seeking of guidance, by chance selection of a passage in the Bible or another text regarded as authoritative.

Origin

Latin, 'chance selections (of the Bible)'.

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