Etymology
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spiritualism (n.)

1796, "advocacy of a spiritual view" (opposed to materialism), from spiritual + -ism. Table-rapping sense is from 1853.

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Definitions of spiritualism

spiritualism (n.)
(theology) any doctrine that asserts the separate existence of God;
spiritualism (n.)
the belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium);
spiritualism (n.)
concern with things of the spirit;
Synonyms: spirituality / spiritism / otherworldliness
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