a meeting at which a medium seeks to communicate with the spirits of the dead
Origin of séanceFr, literally , a sitting from seoir from Classical Latin sedere, to sit
- A meeting of people to receive spiritualistic messages.
- A meeting, session, or sitting, as of a learned or legislative body.
Origin of seanceFrench a sitting from Old French seoir to sit from Latin sedēre ; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
OriginSee also: seance
From French séance (“sitting, session”).