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I am editing a document for someone and they used the word "familiness" to relate to the family-like nature of an organisation. Is there a better word to use than the phrase "family-like nature"?

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  • Familiality appears to be in use.
    – deadrat
    Commented Mar 9, 2016 at 8:33

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Try kinship

kinship : the state of being related to the people in your family : a feeling of being close or connected to other people

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  • Not bad, but the meaning of consanguinity might confuse the issue.
    – deadrat
    Commented Mar 9, 2016 at 8:33
  • @deadrat: I see it as akin to family in the that regard, the same kind of metaphor, although you've now got me considering "camaraderie" or the ever popular "team" as alternatives.
    – Egox
    Commented Mar 9, 2016 at 9:08
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Yes, familial

of or relating to a family : suggesting a family - Merriam-Webster

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  • That's an adjective, not a noun.
    – deadrat
    Commented Mar 9, 2016 at 8:30
  • What deadrat says is right, although it could be made into a noun "familiality."
    – herisson
    Commented Aug 7, 2016 at 7:39

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