The belief that the dead communicate with the living; spiritualism.(noun)
The practices or doctrines of those holding such a belief.(noun)
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Use "spiritism" in a sentence
"Hugo's dabbling in spiritism at the time: Oh! Sefton,"
"Study and inquiry should eradicate the superstition and the fraud called spiritism, and people should be protected against a most dangerous and cowardly form of crime -- criminal hypnotism."
"The phenomena of so-called spiritism, while not as yet justifying"