chiromancy

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chiro- +‎ -mancy, from Middle French chiromancie.

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chiromancy (uncountable)

  1. Divination performed by examining the lines in the palms.
    • 1620 J. Melton Astrologaster
      If they fore-tell things that shall happen by signes that they see in lines of a mans hand; then it is called Chyromancie...
    • 1995 C. Walker Encyc. Secret Knowledge
      Modern palmistry differs from the ancient methods in concentrating on what is called chirognomy at the expense of chiromancy.

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