familial

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English[edit]

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From French familial, from Latin familia.

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familial (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to human family.
    Mark had to leave work due to familial obligations.
    • 2017 May 13, Barney Ronay, “Antonio Conte’s brilliance has turned Chelsea’s pop-up team into champions”, in the Guardian[1]:
      In part Conte pulled this off because his manner and his own playing record demand respect. But also he brought back the fun, encouraging a familial atmosphere with barbecues, bottles of wine handed out, and bonding sessions with players and club staff.
  2. (pathology) inherited
    fatal familial insomnia
  3. (technical) Of or pertaining to any grouping of things referred to as a family.
    For Apocynaceae, this type of flower is a familial characteristic.


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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin familia suffixed with -al.

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familial m (feminine singular familiale, masculine plural familiaux, feminine plural familiales)

  1. familial, relating to a family

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Adjective[edit]

familial m, f (plural familiais, comparable)

  1. familial (relating to families)

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