Definitions for nostrum
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panacea, nostrum, catholicon, cure-allnoun
hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable
Any scheme asserted to solve a problem, but with no objective basis for belief in its effectiveness; esp., in politics, a scheme or proposal likely to prove popular with voters.
A medicine or remedy in conventional use which has not been proven to have any desirable medical effects.
An ineffective but favorite remedy for a problem, usually involving political action.
Etymology: From nostrum, nominative neuter of noster.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A medicine not yet made publick, but remaining in some single hand.
Very extraordinary, and one of his nostrums, let it be writ upon his monument, Hic jacet auctor hujus argumenti; for no body ever used it before. Edward Stillingfleet.
What drop or nostrum can this plague remove? Alexander Pope.
a medicine, the ingredients of which are kept secret for the purpose of restricting the profits of sale to the inventor or proprietor; a quack medicine
any scheme or device proposed by a quack
Etymology: [Neut. sing. of L. noster ours, fr. nos we. See Us.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nos′trum, n. any secret, quack, or patent medicine: any favourite remedy or scheme. [L., 'our own,' from nos, we.]
The numerical value of nostrum in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of nostrum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
It was an illusion to think that cutting off Mare Nostrum would prevent people from attempting this dangerous voyage across the Mediterranean.
To organised crime it's not important if people make it across the sea alive or dead, but now, without Mare Nostrum, it's as if no one, and not just the criminals, cares if they live or die.
There can be no doubt left after this week's events that Europe's Operation Triton is a woefully inadequate replacement for Italy's Mare Nostrum.
Mare Nostrum was an emergency solution to a humanitarian crisis, so closing it was a huge and intolerable step backward.
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