Definition of spiritualism
spiritualistplay \ˈspir-i-chə-wə-list, -i-chə-list, -ich-wə-list\ noun, often capitalized
spiritualisticplay \ˌspir-i-chə-wə-ˈli-stik, -i-chə-ˈli-, -ich-wə-ˈli-\ adjective
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Odd superstitions arise along with strange rituals of grieving - just as spiritualism flourished around the agony of the Civil War.
The high-tech children of postindustrial Japan were fascinated by Aum's dramatic claims to supernatural power, its warnings of an apocalyptic future, its esoteric spiritualism.
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First Known Use of spiritualism
SPIRITUALISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spiritualism for English Language Learners
: a belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with living people
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