Definition of familial
1 : tending to occur in more members of a family than expected by chance alone a familial disorder
2 : of, relating to, or suggestive of a family has familial ties to the area a familial atmosphere
Examples of familial in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of familial from the Web
Many of these arise from a pattern of familial typecasting.
But now, couples are taking legal measures to create their own familial identities.
Julian’s excitement is in part due to GHA’s familial atmosphere.
Then use this insight to approach her from now on not as a rude familial appendage, but as your equal in the struggle to be understood and appreciated.
Still, as the White House descends into unabbreviated turmoil, the Trump clan continue to offer a self-conscious front of familial and political unity.
Then use this insight to approach her from now on, not as a rude familial appendage, but as your equal in the struggle to be understood and appreciated.
In a pattern that would become all too familiar in the next seven years, Obama reviewed his own familial Muslim pedigree.
Arya’s reconnection with Nymeria would signal a significant return to her familial roots, which was teased in her dramatic exit from the House of Black and White in Season 6.
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Origin and Etymology of familial
French, from Latin familia
First Known Use: 1843See Words from the same year
FAMILIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of familial for English Language Learners
: of or relating to a family : suggesting a family
medical : tending to affect members of the same family
FAMILIAL Defined for Kids
Definition of familial for Students
: relating to or typical of a family
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