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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Idiopathy \Id`i*op"a*thy\, n.; pl. Idiopathies. [Gr. ?; 'i`dios proper, peculiar + ?, ?, to suffer: cf. F. idiopathie.] 1. A peculiar, or individual, characteristic or affection. [1913 Webster] All men are so full of their own fancies and idiopathies, that they scarce have the civility to interchange any words with a stranger. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A morbid state or condition not preceded or occasioned by any other disease; a primary disease. [1913 Webster]