Definition of


  1. (noun, group) a meeting of spiritualists

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Synonyms of Seance

session, sitting

Alternate forms of Seance

Hypernyms: get together, meeting

Origin of the word Seance

  1. 1789, "sitting, session," as of a learned society, from Fr. s?ance "a sitting," from seoir "to sit," from L. sedere (see sit). Meaning "spiritualistic session" first recorded 1845. more

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