me·​di·​um·​ship ˈmē-dē-əm-ˌship How to pronounce mediumship (audio)
: the capacity, function, or profession of a spiritualistic medium

Examples of mediumship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their interests included astrology, divination, numerology, extrasensory perception, and mediumship. Pamela Wright,, 4 Aug. 2023 At Arthur Findlay College in the UK, people come from all over the world to study mediumship. Jacqui Palumbo, CNN, 26 Jan. 2023 The pair find themselves in 1960, and thanks to his mediumship, Klaus is quickly mistaken for a guru. Amy MacKelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 June 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mediumship was in 1852

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“Mediumship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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