familiarity


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Familiarity \Fa*mil`iar"i*ty\, n.; pl. Familiarities. [OE.
   familarite, F. familiarit['e]fr. L. faniliaritas. See
   Familiar.]
   1. The state of being familiar; intimate and frequent
      converse, or association; unconstrained intercourse;
      freedom from ceremony and constraint; intimacy; as, to
      live in remarkable familiarity.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Anything said or done by one person to another
      unceremoniously and without constraint; esp., in the pl.,
      such actions and words as propriety and courtesy do not
      warrant; liberties.

   Syn: Acquaintance; fellowship; affability; intimacy. See
        Acquaintance.
        [1913 Webster]
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