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chiromancy (KI-ruh-man-see) noun

The practice of predicting character and future of a person from the lines on the palms; palmistry.

[From Greek chiro- (hand) + -mancy (divination).]

"Also called chiromancy, palm reading has a long history, extending back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Palm readers focus on four lines and seven `mounts' on a person's hand to analyze character and predict destiny." Scott Shibuya Brown, A New Age of Aquarius Booming Interest in Astrology, The Los Angeles Times, Aug 28, 1994.

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