Definition of family meeting in English:

family meeting


  • 1A meeting or gathering of members of a family, (now) especially in order to resolve problems.

  • 2North American Civil Law. In Louisiana (occasionally also Quebec): an advisory jury aiding the court in a family law matter. Compare family council. Now historical.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Gouge (1575–1653), Church of England clergyman and author. From family + meeting.


family meeting

/ˌfam(ɪ)li ˈmiːtɪŋ//ˌfam(ə)li ˈmiːtɪŋ/