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chir(o)- comb. form of Gr. kheír hand, more usual var. of CHEIRO-, as in chirograph †obligation, bond XV; papal expression of will in writing XVI; indenture XVII. — F. chirographe — L. chirographum — Gr. kheirógraphon, chiromancy divination by the hand. XV. — F. or L. — Gr. chiropodist one who treats the (hands and) feet. XVIII. f. Gr. poús, pod- FOOT + -IST.