escapology

[ih-skey-pol-uh-jee, es-key-]
noun Chiefly British.
  1. the method or skill of extricating oneself from handcuffs, chains, etc., as of a magician or other performer.

Origin of escapology

First recorded in 1935–40; escape + -o- + -logy
Related formses·cap·ol·o·gist, noun
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