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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 of familism
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45; famil(y) + -ism
Related forms
familist, noun
familistic, adjective
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  • With a small amount of vital unity, Communism is possible only in the limited sphere of familism.

    History of American Socialisms

    John Humphrey Noyes

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