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sé·ance

 (sā′äns′, -äNs′)
n.
1. A meeting of people to receive spiritualistic messages.
2. A meeting, session, or sitting, as of a learned or legislative body.

[French, a sitting, from Old French seoir, to sit, from Latin sedēre; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

seance

(ˈseɪɑ̃ns; -ɑːns) or

séance

n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a meeting at which spiritualists attempt to receive messages from the spirits of the dead
2. a meeting of a society
[C19: from French, literally: a sitting, from Old French seoir to sit, from Latin sedēre]

sé•ance

(ˈseɪ ɑns)

n.
1. a meeting in which a spiritualist attempts to communicate with the spirits of the dead.
2. a session or sitting, as of a class or organization.
[1795–1805; < French: session =sé-, base of seoir to sit (< Latin sedēre) + -ance -ance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seance - a meeting of spiritualistsseance - a meeting of spiritualists; "the seance was held in the medium's parlor"
spirit rapping, table rapping, table tapping - alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
table lifting, table tilting, table tipping, table turning - manipulation of a table during a seance; attributed to spirits
get together, meeting - a small informal social gathering; "there was an informal meeting in my living room"
Translations
جَلْسَة إسْتِحْضار الأرواح
seance
seance
spiritismisessio
szeánsz
seansa
seans
seansruh çağırma toplantısı

seance

séance [ˈseɪɑːns] Nsesión f de espiritismo

seance

[ˈseɪɑːns ˈseɪɒns] nséance f de spiritisme

séance

seance

séance [ˈseɪɑ̃ːns] nseduta spiritica

séance

(ˈseiaːns) noun
a meeting of people trying to obtain messages from the spirits of dead people. She claims to have spoken to Napoleon at a séance.
References in classic literature ?
During all the rest of the seance my paper traveled from group to group all up and down and about that huge hall, and my happy eye was upon it always, and I sat motionless, steeped in satisfaction, drunk with enjoyment.
After conceding the favor, and appointing a more favorable time for the meeting, Elizabeth succeeded in getting out of the store, into which the countrymen now began to enter, as usual, where they met with the same attention and bien seance as formerly.
We shall have to appoint a special seance, then, beginning early.
Stuyvesant Milsom, who thought Archibald a bit of an ass, was always ready to sit and listen to his mother on the subject, it being, however, an understood thing that at the conclusion of the seance she yielded one or two saffron-coloured bills towards his racing debts.
The ministers Fouquet, Lyonne, and Letellier entered la salle des seances, to hold a council.
The Superintendent of Schools, good old man, stopped Martin on the street and remembered him, recalling seances in his office when Martin was expelled from school for fighting.
Consequently, the clubrooms became deserted, the servants dozed in the antechambers, the newspapers grew mouldy on the tables, sounds of snoring came from dark corners, and the members of the Gun Club, erstwhile so noisy in their seances, were reduced to silence by this disastrous peace and gave themselves up wholly to dreams of a Platonic kind of artillery.
It was like a "spirit message," such as are delivered at seances of spiritualists for a dollar admission.
La selection nationale a effectue hier au Centre technique de Sidi Moussa (Alger), sa derniere seance d'entrainement avant d'affronter la Tanzanie mais pas au stade Mustapha-Tchaker de Blida, indique la Federation algerienne de football (FAF) sur son site officiel.
Actualites Eecrit par (MAP) Palais Royal de Tanger Sa Majeste Le Roi Mohammed VI, Que Dieu L'assiste, a preside, mardi au Palais Royal de Tanger, une seance de travail consacree au secteur energetique et notamment au programme national de developpement des energies renouvelables, indique un communique du Cabinet Royal.
According to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / correspondent " The House of representatives resumed its seance with the presence of 172 deputies to vote on Iraqi Media Network Law.
Perhaps it was a victim of its own success, with Seance Time - despite being a decent enough watch, and boasting a fine performance from Alison Steadman - being unable to match what had gone before.