alienism

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Etymology 1[edit]

From alien + -ism.

Noun[edit]

alienism (uncountable)

  1. The fact or position of being an alien; alienage.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French aliénisme, from aliéné in the meaning of "insane"

Noun[edit]

alienism (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) The study or treatment of mental disorders; psychiatry.