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adenochirapsology

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrine of the reputed power of kings to cure diseases, as scrofula or king's evil, by touching the patient: a word used as the title of a book on that subject published in 1684.

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  • The ancient belief that the king's touch could cure scrofula.

    January 1, 2011