familiarity: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fu-mil"ē-ar'i-tē, -mil-yar'-), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. thorough knowledge or mastery of a thing, subject, etc.
  2. the state of being familiar; friendly relationship; close acquaintance; intimacy.
  3. an absence of ceremony and formality; informality.
  4. freedom of behavior justified only by the closest relationship; undue intimacy.
  5. Often,an instance of such freedom, as in action or speech.
  6. a sexual liberty or impropriety.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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