familial

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Zadi and her two-year-old son Tahir in Sindh, Pakistan

From French familial (relating to a family; familial), from Latin familia (family (in the sense of the slaves working for a household); household) (from famulus (servant; slave), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰh₁-m-eló-, from *dʰeh₁- (to do, place, put)) + French -al (suffix forming adjectives) (from Latin -ālis, from Proto-Indo-European *-li-).

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familial (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a 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], London, archived from the original on 9 September 2017:
      In part [Antonio] 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. Of or pertaining to any grouping of things referred to as a family.
    For Apocynaceae, this type of flower is a familial characteristic.
  3. (pathology) Inherited.
    fatal familial insomnia

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French[edit]

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From the Latin familia suffixed with -al.

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

  1. familial, relating to a family

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familial m, f (plural familiais, comparable)

  1. familial (relating to families)

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