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scruple

Pronunciation: skru'pel

Definition: An apothecaries' weight of 20 grains or one third of a dram.

[L. scrupulus, a small sharp stone, a weight, the 24th part of an ounce, a scruple, dim. of scrupus, a sharp stone]

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