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 (āl′yə-nĭz′əm, ā′lē-ə-)
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(ˈeɪljəˌnɪzəm; ˈeɪlɪə-)
(Medicine) obsolete the study and treatment of mental illness
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(ˈeɪl yə nɪdʒ, ˈeɪ li ə-)

also alienism

1. the state of being an alien.
2. the legal status of an alien.
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the study or treatment of mental diseases, especially in their relation to legal problems. — alienist, n.
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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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