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British Dictionary definitions for apport

apport

noun
    1. the production of objects by apparently supernatural means at a spiritualists' seance
    2. the objects produced
  1. obsolete bearing; demeanour
  2. (plural) obsolete things brought as offerings; revenues

Word Origin

C15: from Old French aport, from aporter (vb), from Latin ad- + portāre to carry
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Examples from the Web for apport

Historical Examples

  • If it was, indeed, an apport, it is surely one of the most remarkable for distance and for purpose recorded of any private circle.

    The Wanderings of a Spiritualist

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • The Hindoo control then announced that an apport would be brought, and asked that water be placed in a tin basin.


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