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adjective Anthropology.
  1. of or relating to reverence of forebears or tradition, especially if carried to excess.
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Origin of filiopietistic

1890–95; < Latin fīli(us) son (cf. filial) + -o- + pietistic
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Historical Examples

  • We must beware, of course, of what the late Charles Francis Adams once called the "filiopietistic" fallacy.

    The American Spirit in Literature,

    Bliss Perry