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English definition of “palmistry”


noun [U]     /ˈpɑː.mɪ.stri/ (also palm reading)
the ability that some people claim to have to see signs about your character and future from the lines on the inside of your hands Predicting things and intuitionExtrasensory perception and telepathy
(Definition of palmistry noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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