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a touching of a patient by the king, which was thought to be curative; usually applied to patients with scrofula, but also done with patients with enlarged lymph glands (buboes) related to plague.
The tapping or touching of a person with scrofula—primary tuberculosis of cervical lymph nodes—by a king which was meant to cure them of the disease

royal touch,

n the ancient belief in the healing power of the hands of sovereign leaders.
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Green gets dressed up, while red and gold get the royal touch.
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