There are 2 main definitions of familist in English:

familist1

Line breaks: fam¦il|ist
Pronunciation: /ˈfamɪlɪst
 
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adjective

Relating to or advocating a social framework centred on family relationships: a familist ideology which harks back to peasant origins
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  • 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.
  • The folkways of the village differ in certain familist practices which tend to differentiate its familism from that of nearby villages.

Derivatives

familistic

adjective
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  • Greater clarity, however, can be achieved regarding the function of these social centers if they are understood as embedded within familistic or political relations - Judean, urban, imperial.
  • As Murray has it, ‘highly familistic, consensual cultures have been the norm throughout history and the world.’
  • Reordering is legitimated through an appeal to a higher religious court, and carried through in familistic or quasi-familistic arrangements.

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There are 2 main definitions of familist in English:

Familist2

Line breaks: Fam¦il|ist
Pronunciation: /ˈfamɪlɪst
 
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noun

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.
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  • 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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