a group of individuals living in close, intimate, and personal relationship.
Compare secondary group.
Origin of primary group
First recorded in 1890–95
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The Blue Laws of Connecticut are little else than primary-group attitudes written into law.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park