familiar spirit


Definition of familiar spirit

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

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Synonyms for familiar spirit


apparition, bogey (also bogie), ghost, hant [dialect], haunt [chiefly dialect], materialization, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraith

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Examples of familiar spirit in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of familiar spirit

circa 1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of familiar spirit was circa 1545

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to form ideas or theories about something

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