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spiritualist

[spir-i-choo-uh-list] /ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu ə lɪst/
noun
1.
an adherent of spiritualism.
2.
a person who is concerned with or insists on the spiritual side of things.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; spiritual + -ist
Related forms
antispiritualist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for spiritualists

spiritualist

n.

1852, "one who believes in the ability of the living to communicate with the dead via a medium," from spiritual + -ist (also see spirit).

Every two or three years the Americans have a paroxysm of humbug -- ... at the present time it is Spiritual-ism. [J.Dix, "Transatlantic Tracings," 1853]

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