[fuh-mil-yer] /fəˈmɪl yər/
commonly or generally known or seen:
a familiar sight.
well-acquainted; thoroughly conversant:
to be familiar with a subject.
informal; easygoing; unceremonious; unconstrained:
to write in a familiar style.
closely intimate or personal:
a familiar friend; to be on familiar terms.
unduly intimate; too personal; taking liberties; presuming:
The duchess disliked familiar servants.
of or relating to a family or household.
a familiar friend or associate.
Witchcraft and Demonology.
Roman Catholic Church.
well-known; easily recognized: a familiar figure
frequent or customary: a familiar excuse
(postpositive) foll by with. acquainted
more intimate than is acceptable; presumptuous
an archaic word for familial
Also called familiar spirit. a supernatural spirit often assuming animal form, supposed to attend and aid a witch, wizard, etc
a person, attached to the household of the pope or a bishop, who renders service in return for support
an officer of the Inquisition who arrested accused persons
a friend or frequent companion
mid-14c., “intimate, very friendly, on a family footing,” from Old French famelier, from Latin familiaris “domestic, of a household;” also “familiar, intimate, friendly,” dissimilated from *familialis, from familia (see family). The sense gradually broadened. Of things, from late 15c. The noun meaning “demon, evil spirit that answers one’s call” is from 1580s.
see: have a familiar ring
noun 1. a supernatural spirit or demon supposed to attend on or serve a person. Sorcerers or necormancers, who professed to call up the dead to answer questions, were said to have a “familiar spirit” (Deut. 18:11; 2 Kings 21:6; 2 Chr. 33:6; Lev. 19:31; 20:6; Isa. 8:19; 29:4). Such a person was called by […]
[fam-uh-lee, fam-lee] /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li/ noun, plural families. 1. 2. the children of one person or one couple collectively: We want a large family. 3. the spouse and children of one person: We’re taking the family on vacation next week. 4. any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, […]
[fam-uh-liz-uh m] /ˈfæm əˌlɪz əm/ noun, Sociology. 1. the subordination of the personal interests and prerogatives of an individual to the values and demands of the : Familism characterized the patriarchal family.
[fam-uh-liz-uh m] /ˈfæm əˌlɪz əm/ noun, Sociology. 1. the subordination of the personal interests and prerogatives of an individual to the values and demands of the : Familism characterized the patriarchal family. /ˈfæmɪlɪst/ noun 1. a member of the Family of Love, a mystical Christian religious sect of the 16th and 17th centuries based upon […]