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alienism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alienism  \Al"ien*ism\,  n. 
  1.  The  status  or  legal  condition  of  an  alien;  alienage. 
 
  The  law  was  very  gentle  in  the  construction  of  the 
  disability  of  alienism.  --Kent. 
 
  2.  The  study  or  treatment  of  diseases  of  the  mind. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alienism 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  alien  [syn:  {alienage}] 




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