family values
noun plural Date: 1974 values especially of a traditional or conservative kind which are held to promote the sound functioning of the family and to strengthen the fabric of society

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Family values — is a political and social concept used in various cultures to describe values that are believed to be traditional in that culture and in support of the idea that nuclear families are the basic units of culture. The phrase has different meanings… …   Wikipedia

  • family values — n [plural] traditional ideas about what a family should be like, which emphasize the importance of marriage used especially when talking about politics ▪ The party places great emphasis on family values …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • family values — noun plural the principles on which the traditional family is believed to be based, especially the importance of marriage. This word is used mainly by politicians …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • family values —  Values associated with traditional home life in America. See also OZZIE AND HARRIET. In the 1990s the term has become associated with anti abortion and anti homosexual political groups …   American business jargon

  • family values — plural noun values supposedly characteristic of a traditional family unit, typically those of high moral standards and discipline …   English new terms dictionary

  • family values — noun plural : values especially of a traditional or conservative kind which are held to promote the sound functioning of the family and the loss or abandonment of which to weaken the fabric of society …   Useful english dictionary

  • family values — /fæmli ˈvæljuz/ (say famlee valyoohz) plural noun the values proposed as being espoused by families, being socially conservative in character …   Australian English dictionary

  • family values — pl. the moral and ethical principles traditionally upheld and transmitted within a family, as honesty, loyalty, industry, and faith. * * * …   Universalium

  • family values — noun Political and social beliefs that hold the nuclear family to be the essential ethical and moral unit of society …   Wiktionary

  • family values — UK / US noun [plural] the principles on which the traditional family is believed to be based, especially the importance of marriage. This word is used mainly by politicians …   English dictionary

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