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familial Syllabification: fa·mil·ial
Pronunciation: /fəˈmilyəl/

Definition of familial in English:


Of, relating to, or occurring in a family or its members: the familial Christmas dinner
More example sentences
  • Genetic and familial factors are accepted, but no specific evidence is available.
  • You know that life will be better if we assume the traditional familial roles.
  • Interestingly enough, when we do the genetics, we find the familial history makes a difference.
family related, family, inherited, hereditary, ancestral;
brotherly, sisterly


Early 20th century: from French, from Latin familia 'family'.

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