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familiar spirit

noun

Definition of familiar spirit

  1. 1 :  a spirit or demon that serves or prompts an individual

  2. 2 :  the spirit of a dead person invoked by a medium to advise or prophesy



Examples of familiar spirit

  1. <asked the spiritualist to summon the familiar spirit of her late mother for some matrimonial guidance>



1565

First Known Use of familiar spirit

1565


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