familism

noun
fam·​i·​lism | \ ˈfa-mə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce familism (audio) \

Definition of familism

: a social pattern in which the family assumes a position of ascendance over individual interests

Other Words from familism

familistic \ ˌfa-​mə-​ˈli-​stik How to pronounce familistic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of familism

1609, in the meaning defined above

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“Familism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/familism. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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