One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or advocating a social framework centered on family relationships rather than on the needs of the individual.
- ‘The folkways of the village differ in certain familist practices which tend to differentiate its familism from that of nearby villages.’
- ‘Most men prefer to work full-time anyway, so while familist policies appropriate the results of their labour, they probably don't actually significantly increase male hours.’
A member of the Christian sect of the 16th and 17th centuries called the Family of Love, which asserted the importance of love and the necessity for absolute obedience to any government.
- ‘The primary goal of the Familist was the reaching of that state of the ultimate form of perfect love with God revealed through the Family of Love.’
- ‘Like Francis Bacon, Familists believed that men and women might recapture on earth the state of innocence which existed before the Fall.’
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