[spir-i-tiz-uh m]


the doctrine or practices of spiritualism.

Origin of spiritism

First recorded in 1860–65; spirit + -ism
Related formsspir·it·ist, nounspir·it·is·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for spiritism

Historical Examples of spiritism

  • Spiritism was indeed a solemn subject to think about in that light.

    Tales Of Hearsay

    Joseph Conrad

  • "Which was a long way from saying that spiritism was true," remarked Miller.

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland

  • He could express it in the semantics of spiritism, or he could admit to witchcraft and sorcery.

    Sense from Thought Divide

    Mark Irvin Clifton

  • Some form of spiritism is the coming religion—in my judgment.

  • Furthermore, he has embraced 'spiritism,' as he calls it, with both arms.

British Dictionary definitions for spiritism



a less common word for spiritualism
Derived Formsspiritist, nounspiritistic, adjective
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