Definitions

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  • n. A spiritualist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A spiritualist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as spiritualist, 3.

Etymologies

spirit +‎ -ist? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lereby Produções Daniel Filho's 'Chico Xavier' tells the story of a real-life 'spiritist.'

    Beat the Heat With a Reel Meal and a Jaunt to Brazil

  • Neptune was discovered in 1846 as the spiritist movements were emerging.

    Astrology for Enlightenment

  • There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.

    *POOF* - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • It fuses traditional African religion (notably Yoruban) with native South American beliefs, elements of Catholicism, and the spiritist ideas of the French philosopher Allan Kardec.

    Oh, Gods!

  • Representatives of the Umbanda and Candomble spiritist groups brought criminal charges more than two years ago against Andrade and Aldo dos Santos of the Anglican Church.

    Distributing Bible Tracts is Not a Hate Crime: Brazilian Court

  • The obvious criticism of the spiritist doctrine of immortality is that although there may be mental and even physical paranormal phenomena, it is quite far - fetched to assume that they are caused by the spirits of the dead.

    DEATH AND IMMORTALITY

  • A much younger man, a captain in the Indian army, who had attended many spiritist seances, suffered much the same sort of tickling annoyance.

    Inferences from Haunted Houses and Haunted Men

  • But then, while conversing on commonplace subjects, I realized more fully than ever upon what a _fearful precipice_ the heedless spiritist is ever sporting.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 4, April, 1864

  • The spiritist expects the spirit to reveal itself in outwardly perceptible phenomena as if it were part of the physical world.

    Man or Matter

  • Just as Crookes had once sought to investigate spiritism scientifically, so in his subsequent scientific inquiries he was always something of a spiritist.

    Man or Matter

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