nostrum

Part of speech: noun

A favorite remedy; quack medicine.

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Usage examples "nostrum":

  1. Per Jesum Christum, Dominum nostrum. - "Brother Copas", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. Disease of Language and Folk- etymology The Tuna story is described as 'a clear case of disease of language cured by the ordinary nostrum of folk- etymology. - "Modern Mythology", Andrew Lang.
  3. The value of music as a therapeutic agent cannot yet be precisely stated, but it is no quack's nostrum. - "Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery", Robert Means Lawrence.