Animism n. The belief, wildly held esp. in Central africa, part of asia, and some pacific island, that souls are quasi-physical and can exsist outside the body (In dreams and visions), can be transfered from one body to another, and persist after the death of the body (Ghosts and Reincarnation). Animist n. Animistic adj. [fr. Latin. Anima, Soul]

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