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spirit

noun (NOT BODY)    /ˈspɪr.ɪt/
C1 [U] the characteristics of a person that are considered as being separate from the body , and that many religions believe continue to exist after the body dies : Although he's now living in America , I feel he's with me in spirit (= I feel he is present and is influencing me, in a way that is not physical ).Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis B2 [C] the form of a dead person , similar to a ghost , or the feeling that a dead person is present although you cannot see them: an evil spirit The spirits of long-dead warriors seemed to haunt the area .Souls, spirits and ghosts
(Definition of spirit noun (NOT BODY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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