- Familism is defined as a social structure where the needs of the family are more important and take precedence over the needs of any of the family members.
An example of familism is when a family's values are held in higher esteem than the values of the individual members of the family.
familism definition by Webster's New World
a form of social structure in which the needs of the family as a group are more important than the needs of any individual family member
- familistic adjective