Witchcraft which is fellowship by covenant with a familiar spirit to be punished with death.
Yes, she liked them, but she thought they were written by a familiar spirit.
The dead were sometimes raised by those who did not possess a familiar spirit.
The grim “familiar spirit” had triumphed over its evil master.
Under one arm she carried her familiar spirit, in the likeness of a black cat, with a single emerald eye.
We fear it will be a case of Hamlet without the familiar spirit.
Then said Saul to his servants, "Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her."
If any man or woman be a witch (that is, hath or consulteth with a familiar spirit) they shall be put to death.
It took me three years of steady work to find that familiar spirit—to discover the exact combination of qualities I required.
Always one had been at his elbow—“a familiar spirit out of the ground”—whispering in his ear.
mid-14c., "intimate, very friendly, on a family footing," from Old French famelier, from Latin familiaris "domestic, of a household;" also "familiar, intimate, friendly," dissimilated from *familialis, from familia (see family). The sense gradually broadened. Of things, from late 15c. The noun meaning "demon, evil spirit that answers one's call" is from 1580s.