Definition of familial in English:


Line breaks: fa¦mil|ial
Pronunciation: /fəˈmɪljəl


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.


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

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