[ fam-uh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˈfæm əˌlɪz əm /

noun Sociology.

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 forms

fam·i·list, nounfam·i·lis·tic, adjective
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