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apparition

noun ap·pa·ri·tion \ˌa-pə-ˈri-shən\

: a ghost or spirit of a dead person

Full Definition of APPARITION

1
a :  an unusual or unexpected sight :  phenomenon
b :  a ghostly figure
2
:  the act of becoming visible :  appearance
ap·pa·ri·tion·al \-ˈrish-nəl, -ˈri-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of APPARITION

  1. <an eccentric who claimed to have photographed an apparition in her very own house>

Origin of APPARITION

Middle English apparicioun, from Anglo-French aparicion, from Late Latin apparition-, apparitio appearance, from Latin apparēre
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith

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