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fəˈmɪl yəl, -ˈmɪl i əlfa·mil·ial

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  1. familialadjective

    relating to or having the characteristics of a family

    "children of the same familial background"; "familial aggregation"

  2. familial, genetic, hereditary, inherited, transmitted, transmissibleadjective

    occurring among members of a family usually by heredity

    "an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically transmitted features"


  1. familialadjective

    Of or pertaining to family.

    Mark had to leave work due to familial obligations.

  2. Etymology: From the familia suffixed with -al.


  1. familial

    Familial refers to something that is related to, associated with, or passed down through families. This term is often used in medical, genetic, or psychological contexts to indicate conditions, traits, or habits that seem to occur, recur, or be common within a particular family or lineage. For example, "familial diseases" are illnesses that have a higher likelihood of being inherited through genes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of familial in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of familial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of familial in a Sentence

  1. Mark Carney:

    If someone is really motivated and they truly don’t have familial combined hyperlipidemia, it’s almost a guarantee that through aggressive nutrition they can lower their numbers dramatically.

  2. Antigone Davis:

    This issue has been incredibly important to Meta for a very, very long time because the damage done is quite severe in the context of teens or adults, it can do damage to their reputation and familial relationships, and puts them in a very vulnerable position. It’s important that we find tools like this to help them regain control of what can be a very difficult and devastating situation.

  3. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli:

    We don't know whether it was financial, we don't know whether it was familial.

  4. Andrew Huebner:

    The war in some ways was really a war for family, the public culture around the war was draped in familial metaphors, a war to defend women and children from deprivation.

  5. Eric Holder:

    I think that I am OK when it comes to those five criteria where I set up, but there is a personal component to it as well. People say it, but it really is true. It is a familial thing : I have kids ; I have got a wife who is going to help be a part of this decision. That is for next year.

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    very close or connected in space or time
    A tacky
    B equivalent
    C contiguous
    D aculeate

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