Definition of familial
- a familial disorder
- has familial ties to the area
- a familial atmosphere
The company has created a familial atmosphere in its offices.
it's a familial duty as well as a tradition for everyone in my family to eat dinner together
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First Known Use: 1843See Words from the same year
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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