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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The practices of a charlatan; fraudulent or impudent pretension to knowledge or skill; quackery. Formerly written charlatanery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Undue pretensions to skill; quackery; wheedling; empiricism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state of being a charlatan
  • noun countable The act of a charlatan

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