- of, relating to, or characteristic of a family: familial ties.
- appearing in individuals by heredity: a familial disease.
Origin of familial
Examples from the Web for familial
Yes, Klein was an actual victim of documented abuse, whereas the only crime against Victoria was familial negligence.Colonel of Truth: The KFC Hoax and the Idiocy of Crowdfunding for Bullying Victims
June 25, 2014
A Highly Unlikely Scenario is about just that: Familial wisdom and love lost and found and shared anew, finally, conquering all.This Week’s Hot Reads: January 8, 2014
January 8, 2014
Almost all involved with the creation of Fiddler on the Roof had familial ties to the world Sholem Aleichem described.The Strange Power of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
October 28, 2013
The focus of the song is not on the wider politics of the war, but on the kind of familial suffering to which Cash could relate.Political Lessons for America From the Man in Black
Michael Stewart Foley
September 12, 2013
(Post has been updated to correct the familial ties of Dr. Rafiq Zakaria).Why Pakistan's Mohammed Ali Jinnah Was No Nelson Mandela
April 7, 2013
In this case also the whole movement of a life takes place in the magic circle of the familial constellation.
A chivalrous young American may offer his life for a remote ideal which yet may belong to his familial tradition.The Arrow of Gold
Race is such a transcendent parameter and so are gender, familial affiliation or contacts and influence.After the Rain
He'd clap his hand upon my shoulder and cuss me as familial and neighbourly as if he'd been a common chap.A Pair of Blue Eyes
Again it struck me that they bore a familial kinship to a variety that occurred on the plain.Attrition
- of or relating to the family
- occurring in the members of a familya familial disease
Word Origin and History for familial
from French familial, from Latin familia (see family). Meaning "hereditary" is from 1900; "family-like" is from 1903.
- Occurring or tending to occur among family members, usually by heredity.