[ fam-uh-liz-uhm ]

  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

Other words from familism

  • fam·i·list, noun
  • fam·i·lis·tic, adjective

Words Nearby familism

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