séance

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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 ?
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.
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.
Deux seances d'entrainement sont au menu des Usmistes au Soudan.
Alors que les manifestations des islamistes se declarent partout de facon quasi-quotidienne, les seances du dialogue national pour la reconciliation et la mise a execution des points de la feuille de route sur la transition en Egypte, sont parallelement tenues.
Concernant les seances mensuelles consacrees aux reponses du Chef de gouvernement aux questions des deputes au sujet de la politique generale, M.
Les points de discorde portent sur la repartition du temps de parole lors des seances mensuelles du Chef du gouvernement, l'organisation de la seance mensuelle consacree a la politique generale du gouvernement, le nombre minimal de deputes requis pour la composition des groupes, la representation proportionnelle des groupes et les commissions permanentes.