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spir·i·tu·al·ism

 (spĭr′ĭ-cho͞o-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1.
a. The belief that the dead communicate with the living, as through a medium.
b. The practices or doctrines of those holding such a belief.
2. A philosophy, doctrine, or religion emphasizing the spiritual aspect of being.

spir′i·tu·al·ist n.
spir′i·tu·al·is′tic adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spiritualist - someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the deadspiritualist - someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead; "he consulted several mediums"
psychic - a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception
Adj.1.spiritualist - of or relating to or connected with spiritualism
Translations

spiritualist

[ˈspɪrɪtjʊəlɪst] Nespiritista mf

spiritualist

[ˈspɪrɪtjʊəlɪst] nspirite mf, adepte mf du spiritisme

spiritualist

nSpiritist(in) m(f)

spiritualist

[ˈspɪrɪtjʊəlɪst] n (Rel) → spiritualista m/f
References in classic literature ?
I really have no mind to turn into a dilettante spiritualist.
The spiritualists," said Sir Walter, with a smile, "would say that spirits could find a great deal of use for a table.
The men and women who live and move in that new world of his creation are as varied as life itself; they are kings and beggars, saints and lovers, great captains, poets, painters, musicians, priests and Popes, Jews, gipsies and dervishes, street-girls, princesses, dancers with the wicked [44] witchery of the daughter of Herodias, wives with the devotion of the wife of Brutus, joyous girls and malevolent grey-beards, statesmen, cavaliers, soldiers of humanity, tyrants and bigots, ancient sages and modern spiritualists, heretics, scholars, scoundrels, devotees, rabbis, persons of quality and men of low estate--men and women as multiform as nature or society has made them.
It was like a "spirit message," such as are delivered at seances of spiritualists for a dollar admission.
But the spiritualists have begun with tables writing for them, and spirits appearing to them, and have only later started saying that it is an unknown force.
Yes, but the spiritualists say we don't know at present what this force is, but there is a force, and these are the conditions in which it acts.
I think," he went on, "that this attempt of the spiritualists to explain their marvels as some sort of new natural force is most futile.
The 52-year-old spiritualist, who always protested his innocence, said outside court: "I have had my character and my career destroyed.
A TV spiritualist due to appear in Rhyl this autumn has died.
Bali has unique things to offer, Sudana said, adding that a Japanese tourist, who is also a businessman and was concerned about the global economic conditions, especially in his country, visited Bali to meet a spiritualist named Mangku Made Sujana.
After retiring Margaret was ordained as a Spiritualist Reverend by the National Spiritualist Alliance of America in 1980.
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