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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A phantasmic or “astral” body deemed to be separable from the physical body and capable of acting independently; a doppelgänger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In folk-lore, a double; an apparitional counterpart, which may show itself in places remote from that occupied by the individual in person.

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