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(Alternative Belief Systems) another word for chirognomy

chirology, cheirology

Rare. the study of the hands.
See also: Hands
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Noun1.chirology - telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the handchirology - telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means


, chirology
n. quirología.
1. estudio de la mano;
2. uso del lenguaje por señas como medio de comunicación con los sordomudos.
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Synopsis: Palmistry is the practice of foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as palm reading or chirology.
An account of their place in Victorian culture would consider the wealth of tracts on chirology, palmistry, and graphology from the period, as well as such anatomo-spiritual works as Sir Charles Bell's popular treatise The Hand; Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments, as Evincing Design.