Definition: a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
Definition: a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another; "measures for the control of disease"; "they instituted controls over drinking on campus"
Definition: the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
Definition: have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?"
Definition: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
Definition: verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account"
Definition: handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
Definition: control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one''s advantage; "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn''t let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line"
Definition: exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
Definition: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
Definition: verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments; "Are you controlling for the temperature?"