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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Late Latin
Origin: apparitio, from Latin apparere; APPEAR

apparition

noun
     
Related topics: Folklore
ap‧pa‧ri‧tion [countable]
RF something that you imagine you can see, especially the spirit of a dead person:
He stared at the strange apparition before him.
a ghostly apparition of a man

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