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charlatan

 [shahr´lah-tan]
a pretender to knowledge or skills not possessed; in medicine, a quack.

char·la·tan

(shar'lă-tan),
A medical fraud claiming to cure disease by useless procedures, secret remedies, and worthless diagnostic and therapeutic machines.
Synonym(s): quack
[Fr., fr. It. ciarlare, to prattle]

charlatan

[shär′lətən]
Etymology: Fr, imposter
a totally unqualified individual posing as an expert, especially an individual pretending to be a physician. Also called quack. charlatanical, adj.
(1) Quack
(2) A pretentious imposter (in current non-medical use)

char·la·tan

(shahr'lă-tăn)
A medical fraud claiming to cure disease by useless procedures, secret remedies, and worthless diagnostic and therapeutic machines.
Synonym(s): quack.
[Fr., fr. It. ciarlare, to prattle]

charlatan

A person unjustifiably claiming knowledge or skill, especially of medicine or healing. In this age of pseudoscience, it is often difficult to distinguish the charlatan from the merely uninformed.

char·la·tan

(shahr'lă-tăn)
A medical imposter claiming to cure disease by useless procedures, secret remedies, and worthless diagnostic and therapeutic machines.
Synonym(s): quack.
[Fr., fr. It. ciarlare, to prattle]

charlatan (shar´lətən),

n a quack, a person who pretends to have skills or knowledge that he or she does not possess.

charlatan

a pretender to knowledge or skills not possessed; in veterinary medicine, a quack.
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The band are also curating their own festival in Northwich, spread over ten days, featuring an exhibition, showing rare Charlatans memorabilia, a week of live bands at The Salty Dog pub, film screenings and podcasts - Craig Parkinson will be hosting The Two Shot Podcast featuring Paddy Considine, a Vinyl Adventures record fair and much more.
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Dans un communique, mercredi, il ajoute que les allegations des charlatans de soigner leurs clients par le Coran tiennent de la supercherie pure, appelant, en lieu et place, a consulter les medecins et praticiens qui sont qualifies plus que d'autres en la matiere.
One source said it was just a squabble between three charlatans.
Another immense show then, but when The Charlatans come to the Barras, it's never going to be anything less.
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The band said: "Jon was a brilliant drummer, an inspiration, a founding member of the Charlatans, part of our family and a friend to everyone in and around the band.
The Charlatans played there in 1990 on our first-ever UK tour," Tim smiles.
Gentilcore finds a range of views toward charlatans 'among their contemporaries, expressed in plays, sermons, medical treatises, and other written works.
Led by the charismatic Tim Burgess, The Charlatans boast a huge fan base worldwide, and organisers say the 3,000 tickets for the Dubai concert are expected to sell out.
Based on the records of the protomedicati of Italian cities, which granted or denied licenses to charlatans for the manufacture and distribution of their goods and services, the second section explores how medical authorities shaped the different aspects of charlatanism, including medical knowledge, peddling, popular entertainment, and practical alchemy.