Definition of seance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈseɪɒ̃s//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪɑːns//
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a meeting at which people try to make contact with and talk to the spirits of dead people Word Originlate 18th cent.: French séance, from Old French seoir, from Latin sedere ‘sit’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: seance