quackery

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quackery (countable and uncountable, plural quackeries)

  1. (law, medicine, uncountable) The practice of fraudulent medicine, usually in order to make money or for ego gratification and power; health fraud.
  2. (countable) An instance of practicing fraudulent medicine.

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  • 1772: Edmund Burke, ed, The Annual Register
    His intentions were admirable, and his quackery had in view the public good; [...]

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