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family

n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

family

(Common ancestry), noun ancestry, birth, blood connection, clan, common extraction, common forebears, common lineage, common parentage, consanguinity, descent, dynasty, ethnic group, ethnicity, filiation, folk, genealogy, house, kin, kindred, kinsmen, line, line of ancestors, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, people, same line of descent, same strain, sept, stirps, stock, strain, tribe

family

(Household), noun brood, domestic circle, dooestic establishment, familia, family unit, home circle, issue, offspring, progeny
Associated concepts: adoption, curtesy, dependent, domestic relation, dower, Family Court, family law, family purpose doccrine, head of household, heirs, next of kin, surviving spouse
See also: ancestry, bloodline, derivation, descendant, domestic, house, household, issue, kindred, kinship, lineage, next of kin, origin, parentage, paternal, posterity, progeny, race, relative, succession
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The bad news is that Joel gets stuck in his teen body and has to relive life with his hilariously dysfunctional family.
For instance, they are twice as likely to live in a dysfunctional family or to live with violence.
Nestled in a half-hour slot after the equally debauched reality show The Real World, The Osbournes, a sort of real-life sitcom following the life of heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne and his dysfunctional family, has become an instant hit (MTV's most popular program to date).
When the Fox network first introduced the show on December 17, 1989, few could have imagined the impact that this lovably dysfunctional family would have on American culture.
In Lillian Hellman's play about a corrupt and avaricious turn-of-the-century Southern family, Bette Davis (Regina) is cast as the manipulative matriarch of a dysfunctional family like no other.
It is their sensibility that shaped pop culture's version of the dysfunctional family as something funny, even adorable.
Johnson's study The Shadow of the Plantation, accompanied by an editorial headnote directing attention to the ironic resonance Ellison gives the social science text in his anecdotal rendition of Jim Trueblood's famously dysfunctional family life.
They need to be comfortable with addressing dysfunctional family response to the disease and the resulting decision to placed a loved one in a nursing home.
Instead they attributed unwed pregnancies to pathology caused by a dysfunctional family.
Bradshaw treatises on every calamity that might befall a person growing up in a dysfunctional family.
This same awareness also applies to counselors who grew up in a dysfunctional family of any description.
A somewhat dysfunctional family moves into the former home of a silent film star, and becomes entangled in a mystery dating back to the 1930s.