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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-mil-yuh l, -mil-ee-uh l]
    • /fəˈmɪl yəl, -ˈmɪl i əl/
    • /fəˈmɪl.i.əl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-mil-yuh l, -mil-ee-uh l]
    • /fəˈmɪl yəl, -ˈmɪl i əl/

Definitions of familial word

  • adjective familial of, relating to, or characteristic of a family: familial ties. 1
  • adjective familial appearing in individuals by heredity: a familial disease. 1
  • noun familial Of, relating to, or occurring in a family or its members. 1
  • adjective familial relating to family 1
  • adjective familial hereditary 1
  • adjective familial Familial means relating to families in general, or typical of a family. 0

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Origin of familial

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
From French, dating back to 1895-1900; See origin at family, -al1

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Parts of speech for Familial


familial popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for familial

adj familial

  • genetic — Biology. pertaining or according to genetics.
  • domestic — of or relating to the home, the household, household affairs, or the family: domestic pleasures.
  • family — the children of one person or one couple collectively: We want a large family.
  • hereditary — passing, or capable of passing, naturally from parent to offspring through the genes: Blue eyes are hereditary in our family. Compare congenital.
  • inherited — to take or receive (property, a right, a title, etc.) by succession or will, as an heir: to inherit the family business.

adjective familial

  • ancestral — You use ancestral to refer to a person's family in former times, especially when the family is important and has property or land which they have had for a long time.
  • household — the people of a house collectively; a family including its servants.
  • matrimonial — of or relating to matrimony; marital; nuptial; connubial; conjugal.
  • marital — Of or relating to marriage or the relations between husband and wife.

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