Definition of family values in US English:

family values

plural noun

  • Values held to be traditionally learned or reinforced within a family, such as those of high moral standards and discipline.

    • ‘Society has lost family values, morals, values, Christianity, order and structure.’
    • ‘Who are the Conservatives to tell me what God, family values and social morals are?’
    • ‘He was a close personal friend whom I have always looked up to for his strong moral and family values.’
    • ‘Good schools depend heavily on the moral attitudes and family values of the students that attend them to be successful.’
    • ‘That party campaigned vigorously on such moral issues as traditional family values.’