$cientology

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Etymology[edit]

Scientology with $ denoting greedy business practices

Proper noun[edit]

$cientology

  1. (derogatory) Scientology, regarded as a scam.
    • 1997 December 2, Mark Dallara, “HELL WEEK for $cientology!”, in alt.slack, Usenet[1], message-ID <6605m8$gc9@news-central.tiac.net>:
      We know that $cientology's psychotic tyrant, David Miscavige, dropped out after the 8th grade.
    • 1999 April 21, Anonymous, “$CIENTOLOGY SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT”, in alt.religion.scientology, Usenet[2], message-ID <199904210118.DAA02704@mail.replay.com>:
      Vicki Aznaran was a top $cientology official working directly under David Miscavige, the current leader.
    • 2009 March 18, Maureen, “What is $cientology 'contravening?' (violating)”, in alt.religion.scientology, Usenet[3], message-ID <cc4f9a03-3fd6-4d6b-82f1-873bc5100aa5@j39g2000yqn.googlegroups.com>:
      In knowing that $cientology has many front groups, as secular, etc.. this affords them the evasion of being prosecuted under any one name.