me·​di·​um·​ship | \ ˈmē-dē-əm-ˌship How to pronounce mediumship (audio) \

Definition of mediumship

: the capacity, function, or profession of a spiritualistic medium

Examples of mediumship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the end, the bill on mediumship died in committee, its spirit never to reach the full congressional chamber on the other side. Bryan Greene, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Oct. 2021 Fortune-telling and mediumship have been around for thousands of years; why would a few apps be what finally does them in? Brian Contreras, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 As the world of mediumship moves online, the different features each web platform offers lead to different relationships between psychics and their clients. Brian Contreras, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 Finney turned to her godmother, a priestess of Ifa, a religion of the Yoruba people of western Africa and system of divination, to teach her about mediumship. Tatiana Boncompagni, Marie Claire, 7 June 2021 People go to psychics for all kinds of fanciful services, like palm and aura readings, astrological consultations, cartomancy, mediumship and animal communication. New York Times, 15 Jan. 2021 Episodes explore psychedelic psychotherapy, Wim Hof's mind over matter method, female pleasure, aging, energy fields and mediumship. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 17 Jan. 2020 In the series, Paltrow explores psychedelic psychotherapy, female pleasure, aging and mediumship. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2020 The course load is usually a couple of mediumship classes weekly for several years. Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of mediumship

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Mediumship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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