Definition of familistère in English:

familistère

(also familistere)

Pronunciation /ˌfamɪlɪsˈtɛː/

See synonyms for familistère

noun

historical
  • A community of workers and their families; a building or set of buildings occupied by such a community.

    Chiefly with reference to the community which was founded by Jean-Baptiste André Godin (1817–1888) at his factory in Guise, France, and which included a crèche, hospital, shops, etc., in addition to accommodation.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Examiner. From French familistère familistery.