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spiritism

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɪrɪtɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of spiritism in English:

noun

Another term for spiritualism (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • It is not without reason that the Christian bible warns against real witchcraft and spiritism, for example Deuteronomy 18: 9.
  • Harry's occult skills - witchcraft, sorcery, casting spells, spiritism, interpreting omens and ‘calling up the dead’ fit into a category God tells us not even to discuss.
  • Witchcraft, including Afro-Brazilian practices and Kardecist spiritism, threatened the claims of physicians and the state to authority over Brazilians' bodies and actions.

Derivatives

spiritist

1
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Those who turn to mediums and spiritists do not seek assistance from God, but play the harlot and become defiled.
  • Are fortune-tellers, clairvoyants, palm readers, spiritists and voodoo participants in league with demons?
  • Following an older model of femininity closer to the living conditions of the Indian indigenous population, as an herbalist and spiritist, Rosa is denounced as a whore.

spiritistic

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • I have friends in various parts of the world, some in places where spiritistic practices are widespread.
  • This is certainly not a Christian practice and, in fact, leaves one open to spiritistic influence.
  • Again, what are the implications of the spiritistic hypothesis in regard to the miniature faces?

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