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Relating to or occurring in a family or its members.‘the familial Christmas dinner’
conventional, customary, established, long-established, accepted, orthodox, standard, regular, normal, conservativeView synonyms
- ‘Strong familial bonds will definitely guide a person on the right path.’
- ‘Nothing kept me there, no true obligation or familial ties, not since my mom died.’
- ‘The researchers found that the hippocampus was not as active as in people without that familial risk.’
- ‘Genetic and familial factors are accepted, but no specific evidence is available.’
- ‘For me his films encompass violence and love, notions of friendship and familial bonds, beauty and art, comedy and death.’
- ‘By accident he discovered a knack for ballet and after battling familial prejudice won a scholarship to the Royal Ballet school.’
- ‘It's a family game and some deep, unresolved familial conflict suddenly pops up.’
- ‘Do alien rites of passage enrich familial bonds within an individualistic society?’
- ‘These common ideals endure as do personal links and familial bonds between Britain and America.’
- ‘Interestingly enough, when we do the genetics, we find the familial history makes a difference.’
- ‘You know that life will be better if we assume the traditional familial roles.’
Early 20th century: from French, from Latin familia family.
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