See also:family or
See also:household, but in this sense the word is rare . The more usual meanings are: friendly, intimate, well known; and from its application to the easy relationsof intimate friends the
See also:term may be used in an invidious sense of "
See also:free and easy " conduct on the
See also:part of any one not justified by any close relationship, friendship or intimacy . FAMILY "
See also:Familiar" is, however, also used as a substantive, especially of the spirit or demon which attended on a wizard or magician, and was summoned to execute his
See also:master's wishes . The idea underlies the notion of the Christian
See also:angel and of the
See also:genius natalis (see DEMONOLOGY;
See also:WITCHCRAFT) . In the Roman
See also:Church the term is applied to persons attached to the household of the
See also:pope or of bishops . These must actually do some domestic service . They are supported by their
See also:patron, and enjoy privileges which in the case of the papal familiars are considerable . " Familiars of the
See also:Office " were
See also:officers of the Inquisition, whose functions were chiefly those of
See also:police, in making arrests, &c., of persons charged .
FAMAGUSTA (Gr. Ammochostos)
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