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: session, sitting
: a spiritualist meeting to receive spirit communications
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1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1
French, from Middle French, from seoir to sit, assemble, from Old French, from Latin sedēre — more at sit
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: a meeting where people try to communicate with the spirits of dead people
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