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 (āl′yə-nĭz′əm, ā′lē-ə-)


(ˈeɪljəˌnɪzəm; ˈeɪlɪə-)
(Medicine) obsolete the study and treatment of mental illness


(ˈeɪl yə nɪdʒ, ˈeɪ li ə-)

also alienism

1. the state of being an alien.
2. the legal status of an alien.


the study or treatment of mental diseases, especially in their relation to legal problems. — alienist, n.
See also: Psychology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alienism - an obsolete term for the study and treatment of mental illness
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
2.alienism - the quality of being alienalienism - the quality of being alien    
foreignness, curiousness, strangeness - the quality of being alien or not native; "the strangeness of a foreigner"
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Based on this and regarding the obtained results of this research in such situations, the style of cooperation and compromise are the best ways to deal with conflict situations and resolve them and using them will increase the effectiveness of schools and the reduce career alienism.
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London, August 22 (ANI): A new research from Collins Dictionary has indicated that words like aerodrome, charabanc, wittol, drysalter, alienism and many others are no longer used by people.