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King James Dictionary

Familiar

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FAMIL'IAR, a. famil'yar. L. familiaris, familia, family, which see.

1. Pertaining to a family domestic.
2. Accustomed by frequent converse well acquainted with intimate close as a familiar friend or companion.
3. Affable not formal or distant easy in conversation.

Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.

4. Well acquainted with knowing by frequent use. Be familiar with the scriptures.
5. Well known learned or well understood by frequent use. Let the scriptures be familiar to us.
6. Unceremonious free unconstrained easy. The emperor conversed with the gentleman in the most familiar manner.
7. Common frequent and intimate. By familiar intercourse, strong attachments are soon formed.
8. Easy unconstrained not formal. His letters are written in a familiar style.

He sports in loose familiar strains.

9. Intimate in an unlawful degree.

A poor man found a priest familiar with his wife.

FAMIL'IAR, n.

1. An intimate a close companion one long acquainted one accustomed to another by free, unreserved converse.

All my familiars watched for my halting. Jeremiah 20 .

2. A demon or evil spirit supposed to attend at a call. But in general we say, a familiar spirit.
3. In the court of Inquisition, a person who assists in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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