Meaning of “spiritualism” in the English Dictionary

"spiritualism" in British English

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spiritualismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈspɪr.ɪ.tʃu.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈspɪr.ə.tʃu.əl.ɪ.zəm/

the belief that living people can communicate with people who have died

spiritualist
noun [ C ] uk /ˈspɪr.ɪ.tʃu.əl.ɪst/ us /ˈspɪr.ə.tʃu.əl.ɪst/

A spiritualist had told her he could give her a message from her dead husband.

(Definition of “spiritualism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)