A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
FAMILIAR
[noun]
1. a familiar friend or associate.
2. Witchcraft & Demonology: an animal, as a cat, that embodies a supernatural spirit and aids a witch in performing magic. b) a familiar spirit.
3. Roman Catholic Church: a) an officer of the Inquisition, employed to arrest accused or suspected persons. b) a person who belongs to the household of the pope or a bishop, rendering domestic though not menial service.
[adjective]
4. commonly or generally known or seen; well acquainted; thoroughly conversant.
5. Informal; easygoing; unceremonious; unconstrained.
6. closely intimate or personal.
7. unduly intimate; overly personal; taking liberties; presuming.
Etymology: Middle English < Latin familiāris - of a household.
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FAMILIAR

[noun]

1. a familiar friend or associate.

2. Witchcraft & Demonology: an animal, as a cat, that embodies a supernatural spirit and aids a witch in performing magic. b) a familiar spirit.

3. Roman Catholic Church: a) an officer of the Inquisition, employed to arrest accused or suspected persons. b) a person who belongs to the household of the pope or a bishop, rendering domestic though not menial service.

[adjective]

4. commonly or generally known or seen; well acquainted; thoroughly conversant.

5. Informal; easygoing; unceremonious; unconstrained.

6. closely intimate or personal.

7. unduly intimate; overly personal; taking liberties; presuming.

EtymologyMiddle English < Latin familiāris - of a household.

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