Definition of Philemon
1 : a friend and probable convert of the apostle Paul
2 : a letter written by St. Paul to a Christian living in the area of Colossae and included as a book in the New Testament — see bible table
3 : a poor aged Phrygian in Greek mythology who with his wife Baucis treats a disguised Zeus hospitably and is rewarded by him with a splendid temple
Origin of philemon
First Known Use: 14th century
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