- 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
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Richard, our own Richard, following the tribe of Gorton, the Familist!
Silent in the ecstasy of joyful surprise, the Familist pressed her to his bosom.
The Familist paused from utter exhaustion, so vehemently had he poured forth the abundance of his zeal.
- a member of the Family of Love, a mystical Christian religious sect of the 16th and 17th centuries based upon love
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