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*Despite Rowling's descriptions of what classifies curses, hexes, and jinxes,<ref name="JKR"/> there seems to be some inconsistency with which spells fall under each category. For example, the effects of the [[Leg-Locker Curse]], [[Jelly-Legs Curse]] and [[Full Body-Bind Curse]], which don't cause any lasting injury, seem to fall more under the definition of a jinx or hex, while Voldemort's [[Jinx on the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher]] has had serious, lasting consequences for several of those affected, thus categorising it as a curse.
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*Despite Rowling's descriptions of what classifies curses, hexes, and jinxes,<ref name="JKR"/> there seems to be some inconsistency with which spells fall under each category. For example, the effects of the [[Leg-Locker Curse]], [[Jelly-Legs Curse]] and [[Full Body-Bind Curse]], which don't cause any lasting injury, seem to fall more under the definition of a jinx or hex, while Voldemort's [[Jinx on the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher]] has had serious, lasting consequences for several of those affected, which would seem more like a curse.
   
 
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==See also==

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"Dark charms are known as jinxes, hexes and curses. This book does not deal with such spells."
The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1[src]

Dark charms are spells that add certain properties to an object or creature, but have connotations of dark magic. The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 does not carry instructions for such spells.[1]

Jinxes are usually spells whose effects are irritating but amusing. Hexes are considered slightly worse than jinxes, but are still only dark magic of a minor sort. Curses are usually the worst kinds of dark magic.[2]

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