from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. pertaining to familism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to Familists.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Familists or to familism.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Now, part of that communalism was indeed a familistic treatment of those living near one, traditionally carried out by the older women, the grandmothers, or "babushki."

    The Russian Soul, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Many values of popular individual­ The feeling of being in control is especially important to people ism are familistic, with control, security, comfort, and convenience whose parents or grandparents lived lives so dominated by inse­ being sought for the family.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • Coming from rural Applachia and a familistic culture, the scene where Peggy's mother says,

    feminist blogs

  • In most civilizations, this middle level has been increasingly cut away, leaving a huge space between the State and the Established Religion on the one hand, and the clinging bed of short, flattened, lateral links that is the extended family ... the peculiar associations start to ... crowd into this middle area, weakening the despotic power of the two extremes, the roof canopy of State and God, the amoral familistic demands of the kinship groupings.

    Modern Institutions and Civil Society, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • He drew a direct connection between children’s peculiar domestic life in the Depression and the “familistic aura of the postwar years.”

    Life In (and After) Our Great Recession

  • This familistic process demonstrated the women’s aspiration to personal autonomy at the expense of collective control.


  • Certainly, in a gendered economic context, where on the one hand the family was achieving more and more power in the community and where, on the other hand, women had considerably less occupational choice and less freedom of movement than men, this familistic process demonstrated the strength of women’s aspirations to personal autonomy at the expense of collective control.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.