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Meaning of talisman

tal•is•man

Pronunciation: (tal'is-mun, -iz-), [key]
— pl. -mans.
  1. a stone, ring, or other object, engraved with figures or characters supposed to possess occult powers and worn as an amulet or charm.
  2. any amulet or charm.
  3. anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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