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spiritualism

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noun spir·i·tu·al·ism \ˈspir-i-chə-wə-ˌli-zəm, -i-chə-ˌli-, -ich-wə-ˌli-\

Simple Definition of spiritualism

  • : a belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with living people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spiritualism

  1. 1 :  the view that spirit is a prime element of reality

  2. 2a :  a belief that spirits of the dead communicate with the living usually through a mediumb capitalized :  a movement comprising religious organizations emphasizing spiritualism

spiritualist play \-list\ noun often capitalized
spiritualistic play \ˌspir-i-chə-wə-ˈlis-tik, -i-chə-ˈlis-, -ich-wə-ˈlis-\ adjective


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