noun fam·u·lus \ˈfam-yə-ləs\
plural fam·u·li\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Definition of FAMULUS

:  a private secretary or attendant

Origin of FAMULUS

German, assistant to a professor, from Latin, servant
First Known Use: 1825

Rhymes with FAMULUS


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