occultism

[ uh-kuhl-tiz-uh m ]
/ əˈkʌl tɪz əm /

noun

belief in the existence of secret, mysterious, or supernatural agencies.
the study or practice of occult arts.

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Origin of occultism

First recorded in 1880–85; occult + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM occultism

oc·cult·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for occultist

occultism
/ (ˈɒkʌlˌtɪzəm) /

noun

belief in and the study and practice of magic, astrology, etc

Derived forms of occultism

occultist, noun, adjective
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