Definitions

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  • n. Somebody who practises spiritualism; somebody who believes in the possibility of communication with the dead; somebody who attempts to communicate with the dead.
  • adj. Pertaining to spiritualism; spiritualistic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who professes a regard for spiritual things only; one whose employment is of a spiritual character; an ecclesiastic.
  • n. One who maintains the doctrine of spiritualism.
  • n. One who believes in direct intercourse with departed spirits, through the agency of persons commonly called mediums, by means of physical phenomena; one who attempts to maintain such intercourse; a spiritist.
  • adj. Spiritualistic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who professes a regard for spiritual things only; also, one whose employment is spiritual.
  • n. One who accepts philosophical spiritualism. See spiritualism, 2.
  • n. One who believes that intercourse may be and is held with departed spirits, especially through the agency of a medium; one who claims to hold such intercourse. Also called spiritist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
  • adj. of or relating to or connected with spiritualism

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Examples

  • A spiritualist is summoned to cleanse the place of its terrors, but with her arrival the complexities of motive and desire only multiply.

    Angelica by Arthur Phillips: Book summary

  • Germany and England, corresponded regularly with Madame Blavatsky and Olcot, wrote in spiritualist journals, and was always giving ad hoc séances.

    Wladyslaw Reymont - Autobiography

  • Dominican "spiritualist" - from the description she's a Santería practitioner.

    latimes.com - News

  • Already, in 1867, Ravaisson in his celebrated "Report" wrote these prophetic lines: "Many signs permit us to foresee in the near future a philosophical epoch of which the general character will be the predominance of what may be called spiritualist realism or positivism, having as generating principle the consciousness which the mind has in itself of an existence recognised as being the source and support of every other existence, being none other than its action."

    A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson

  • The novel depicts the rise of Stan Carlisle from a carnival mentalist to a successful "spiritualist," preying on the rich and gullible matrons of society, to his eventual fall and total disintegration.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • *Gnosticism, a kind of spiritualist and occult philosophy which encourages liberalism

    The Last Acceptable Prejudice

  • We aren't sure, but we suspect that the girlfriend, from who he stole some gold bracelets and knows that he would be running home to momma, sent a "spiritualist" to invoke some "kharma" upon him.

    found some of my stuff at the tianguis

  • He wasn't the ghost-raisin 'kind of spiritualist, and them that went to see a show, come away dissap'inted, for all he did was to talk and take up a collection.

    Kilo : being the love story of Eliph' Hewlitt, book agent

  • Himself the most convinced believer in spirit among the poets of his time, he regarded the bogus demonstrations of the "spiritualist" somewhat as the intellectual sceptic regards the shoddy logic by which the vulgar unbeliever proves there is no God.

    Robert Browning

  • I have not the smallest doubt that, if these were persecuting times, there is many a worthy "spiritualist" who would cheerfully go to the stake in support of his pneumatological faith; and furnish evidence, after

    Collected Essays, Volume V Science and Christian Tradition: Essays

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