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familism

[fam-uh-liz-uh m]
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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 of familism

First recorded in 1635–45; famil(y) + -ism
Related formsfam·i·list, nounfam·i·lis·tic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • With a small amount of vital unity, Communism is possible only in the limited sphere of familism.

    History of American Socialisms

    John Humphrey Noyes