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filial piety

Definition of Filial Piety

(noun) Reverence and respect given to one’s parents and ancestors.

Filial Piety Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈfɪljəl ˈpaɪədi/
      • /ˈfɪliəl ˈpaɪədi/
    • British English
      • /ˈfɪlɪəl ˈpʌɪᵻti/
  • Syllabification: (fil·i·al pi·e·ty)

Usage Note

  • Plural: filial pieties

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Filial Piety

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “filial piety.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 19, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/filial-piety/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

filial piety. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/filial-piety/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “filial piety.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/filial-piety/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“filial piety.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/filial-piety/>.