Middle English Dictionary Entry

lẹ̄che-craft n.
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(a) The art or science of medicine and/or surgery; -- also used in pl.; also, magic [quot.: a1225]; (b) the practice or profession of medicine and/or surgery.
(a) A medical treatment; medical or surgical care; also fig. spiritual healing, emotional consolation; ben at ~, of a horse: to be in the care of a veterinary; don ~, give (sb.) medical care or treatment; -- also without obj.; don under ~, put (sb.) in the care of a physician or surgeon; (b) a medicine, remedy; (c) medicinal use; efficacy.