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It is named after Eusapia Palladino, the Italian Spiritualist medium whose seances the Curies attended.
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Origin and Etymology of séance
French, from Middle French, from seoir to sit, assemble, from Old French, from Latin sedēre — more at sit
First Known Use: 1803
SÉANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of séance for English Language Learners
: a meeting where people try to communicate with the spirits of dead people
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