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Sorcery and witchcraft in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

Even though there was no Inquisition in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, witch processes and trials were known to be held as a continuous practice. Witch trials were judged by secular courts such as the gentry court (the castle and the land) and the town court (that of the reeve and the magistrate). This process in GDL was undertaken on a significantly smaller scale than in the countries of West Europe. […]