familiar spirit

noun

1
: a spirit or demon that serves or prompts an individual
2
: the spirit of a dead person invoked by a medium to advise or prophesy

Examples of familiar spirit in a Sentence

asked the spiritualist to summon the familiar spirit of her late mother for some matrimonial guidance
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of familiar spirit was circa 1545

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“Familiar spirit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/familiar%20spirit. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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