occultism

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noun oc·cult·ism \ə-ˈkəl-ˌti-zəm, ä-; ˈä-ˌkəl-\

Definition of occultism

  1. :  occult theory or practice :  belief in or study of the action or influence of supernatural or supernormal powers

occultist

play \ə-ˈkəl-tist, ä-; ˈä-ˌkəl-\ noun

1876

First Known Use of occultism

1876


OCCULTISM Defined for English Language Learners

occultism

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noun oc·cult·ism \ə-ˈkəl-ˌti-zəm, ä-; ˈä-ˌkəl-\

Definition of occultism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief in or study of supernatural powers



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