Definition of sortes in English:

sortes

plural 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.

Pronunciation

sortes

/ˈsôrˌtēz/ /-ˌtāz/ /ˈsɔrtiz/

Origin

Latin, ‘chance selections (of the Bible)’.