Seance meaning

sāäns, -äɴs
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A meeting of people to receive spiritualistic messages.
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A meeting, session, or sitting, as of a learned or legislative body.
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A meeting at which a medium seeks to communicate with the spirits of the dead.
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A ceremony where people try to communicate with the spirits of dead people, usually led by a medium.
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Origin of seance

  • French a sitting from Old French seoir to sit from Latin sedēre sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French séance (“sitting, session”).

    From Wiktionary