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familism

[fam-uh-liz-uh m] /ˈfæm əˌlɪz əm/
noun, Sociology
1.
the subordination of the personal interests and prerogatives of an individual to the values and demands of the family:
Familism characterized the patriarchal family.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; famil(y) + -ism
Related forms
familist, noun
familistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for familist

Familist

/ˈfæmɪlɪst/
noun
1.
a member of the Family of Love, a mystical Christian religious sect of the 16th and 17th centuries based upon love
Derived Forms
Familism, noun
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