fam·​i·​lism ˈfa-mə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce familism (audio)
: a social pattern in which the family assumes a position of ascendance over individual interests
familistic adjective

Examples of familism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To address this, consider focusing on the familism value to explain your concerns or struggles. Sahaj Kaur Kohli, Anchorage Daily News, 14 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of familism was in 1609

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Cite this Entry

“Familism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/familism. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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