phylactery


phylactery

noun

Definition of PHYLACTERY

something worn or kept to bring good luck or keep away evil <he wore a small phylactery on a cord around his neck>
Synonyms amulet, fetish (also fetich), mascot, mojo, periapt, phylactery, talisman
Related Words gris-gris (also grigri), juju, philter, toadstone; emblem, symbol, token, totem
Near Antonyms curse, hex, spell
Antonyms hoodoo, jinx

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