- an officer of the Inquisition, employed to arrest accused or suspected persons.
- a person who belongs to the household of the pope or of a bishop, rendering domestic though not menial service.
Origin of familiar
SYNONYMS FOR familiar
Examples from the Web for familiarly
He so endeared himself to a young Pakistani American, Majid Khan, that Khan referred to him familiarly as Chacha—“Uncle” in Urdu.9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Finally on Trial at Guantanamo|Terry McDermott|May 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Going back to Belgrade after 11 years, there was a newness to it, so the experience of it was familiarly exciting.
"Good-morning, mistress," said he familiarly, approaching Madame Desvarennes.Serge Panine, Complete|Georges Ohnet
At last came the inevitable pest, the familiarly suggestive outsider.The Trail of the Hawk|Sinclair Lewis
Of these, perhaps the best known is the brown “woolly worm” or “hedgehog caterpillar,” as it is familiarly called.A Book of Natural History|Various
I questioned him familiarly and kindly in relation to his speculative views.
"Uncle Dennis," as he was familiarly called, was himself a striking character, a man of original manners and racy conversation.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln|Francis Fisher Browne
British Dictionary definitions for familiarly
Derived Formsfamiliarly, adverbfamiliarness, noun
Word Origin for familiar
Idioms and Phrases with familiarly
see have a familiar ring.