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a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support

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a friend who is frequently in the company of another

a spirit (usually in animal form) that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard

well known or easily recognized

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within normal everyday experience

(usually followed by 'with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly

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having mutual interests or affections

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8); "correspondences, and exchange between spirits and humans have been a central topic of this book" (158); "With our modern sensibility we may address the topic of 'spiritual' presences' in early modern Europe with ironic disinterest (the familiar spirits are archeological and curious details of a defunct culture, and their relevance resides in their historical value), yet my entire book is dedicated to these nonexistent beings" (139).
With the introduction last summer of Baileys Minis, the brand looked to bridge the gap between single-serve alcoholic beverages that carry familiar spirits names and the actual spirits products.
O'Brien quotes Kimbra Gish as pointing out how the books portray in a positive light activities condemned in both the Old and the New Testament--enchanting, divination, charms, consulting with familiar spirits, "abominations" in the eyes of God which must be driven out.