apport

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apport (əˈpɔːt)
 
n
1.  a.  the production of objects by apparently supernatural means at a spiritualists' seance
 b.  the objects produced
2.  obsolete bearing; demeanour
3.  obsolete (plural) things brought as offerings; revenues
 
[C15: from Old French aport, from aporter (vb), from Latin ad- + portāre to carry]

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apport

in occultism, a material object that arrives suddenly and mysteriously through the powers of a medium. Often the arrival of an apport may require its passage through other material objects. Apports usually occur during a seance (q.v.) and may involve living or inanimate objects. The apporting of human beings is sometimes called transportation. Spiritualists explain apport as a process involving dematerialization and subsequent reintegration of the objects. Although numerous instances of apport have been reported, many have been proven to be fraudulent.

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