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filial piety

noun
1.
(in Confucianism) the important virtue and primary duty of respect, obedience, and care for one's parents and elderly family members.
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  • Of course, that kind of filial piety has its limitations.
  • Higher expectation for achievement, filial piety, and emotional restraint were also significant.
Contemporary definitions for filial piety
noun

in Confucian thought, one of the virtues to be cultivated, a love and respect for one's parents and ancestors

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