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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Relating to the people who are related to each other by blood or marriage.

Usage examples (22)
  • familial ties are often the most important in a person's life.
  • Children of the same familial background
  • The risk of gastrointestinal carcinoma in familial juvenile polyposis.
  • As he tells it, observation of them constitutes his first "lessons" in familial relations, for more
Tutoring comment
  • Change "familial" (pertaining to one's family) values too much over time and younger generations may not be "familiar" (well-known; friendly; knowledgeable) with important heirlooms.
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