[fam-uh-liz-uh m] /ˈfæm əˌlɪz əm/
the subordination of the personal interests and prerogatives of an individual to the values and demands of the :
Familism characterized the patriarchal family.
/famij/ noun 1. a type of Chinese porcelain characterized either by a design on a background of yellow (famille jaune) or black (famille noire) or by a design in which the predominant colour is pink (famille rose) or green (famille verte)
- Family allowance
noun 1. (in Britain) a former name for child benefit 2. (capitals) (Canadian) a regular government payment to the parents of children up to a certain age Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) child benefit
- Family and medical leave act of 1993
A law that requires employers to grant leaves of absence to employees who are seriously ill, who have newborn or newly adopted children, or who have to care for sick family members.
- Family balancing
noun 1. (US) the choosing of the sex of a future child on the basis of how many children of each sex a family already has