Variant of placebo
- R.C.Ch. the first antiphon of the vespers for the dead, beginning with the word placebo
- a harmless, unmedicated preparation given as a medicine merely to humor a patient, or used as a control in testing the efficacy of another, medicated substance
- something said or done to win the favor of another
Origin: Middle English from L, I shall please
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