spirit writing

noun

Definition of spirit writing

: automatic writing held to be produced under the influence of spirits

First Known Use of spirit writing

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Spirit writing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirit%20writing. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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