Spiritualist to Splasher
1. One who professes a regard for spiritual things only; one whose employment is of a spiritual character; an
2. One who maintains the doctrine of spiritualism.
3. One who believes in direct intercourse with departed spirits, through the agency of persons commonly
called mediums, by means of physical phenomena; one who attempts to maintain such intercourse; a
(Spir"it*u*al*ist), a. Spiritualistic. Taylor.
(Spir`it*u*al*is"tic) a. Relating to, or connected with, spiritualism.
(Spir`it*u*al"i*ty) n.; pl. Spiritualities [L. spiritualitas: cf. F. spiritualité.]
1. The quality or state of being spiritual; incorporeality; heavenly- mindedness.
A pleasure made for the soul, suitable to its spirituality.South.
If this light be not spiritual, yet it approacheth nearest to spirituality.Sir W. Raleigh.
Much of our spirituality and comfort in public worship depends on the state of mind in which we come.Bickersteth.
2. (Eccl.) That which belongs to the church, or to a person as an ecclesiastic, or to religion, as distinct
During the vacancy of a see, the archbishop is guardian of the spiritualities thereof.Blackstone.
3. An ecclesiastical body; the whole body of the clergy, as distinct from, or opposed to, the temporality.
Five entire subsidies were granted to the king by the spirituality.Fuller.
(Spir`it*u*al*i*za"tion) n. The act of spiritualizing, or the state of being spiritualized.
(Spir"it*u*al*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spiritualized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spiritualizing ] [Cf. F.
1. To refine intellectiually or morally; to purify from the corrupting influence of the world; to give a spiritual
character or tendency to; as, to spiritualize soul.
This seen in the clear air, and the whole spiritualized by endless recollections, fills the eye and the
heart more forcibly than I can find words to say.Carlyle.
2. To give a spiritual meaning to; to take in a spiritual sense; opposed to literalize.
3. (Old Chem.) To extract spirit from; also, to convert into, or impregnate with, spirit.
(Spir"it*u*al*i`zer) n. One who spiritualizes.
(Spir"it*u*al*ly), adv. In a spiritual manner; with purity of spirit; like a spirit.
(Spir"it*u*al-mind`ed) a. Having the mind set on spiritual things, or filled with holy
desires and affections. Spir"it*u*al-mind`ed*ness, n.