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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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uk, said: "It's sad to hear that so many Britons don't trust their immediate family enough to lend them money, but once you've had one bad experience with regards to money it's understandably very difficult to go on to trust that person again.
Fifty-three percent of those with immediate family members in the military said no to the Afghanistan question to 50 percent for the non-military group, and 58 percent of that group responded negatively when asked about Iraq, compared to 57 percent of those with military connections.
Steed does not have a son and his immediate family are all in good health.
A member of the employee's immediate family means a spouse, de facto partner, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of an employee; or a child, parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of the employee's spouse or de facto partner.
A high maximum financing limit of MYR 100,000 will enable customers and their immediate family members to perform the pilgrimage with options to include Takaful premium and personal expenditure in the financing amount.
Current guidance permits, with safeguards, immediate family members of only certain covered members to participate in a retirement, savings, compensation or similar plan that is a client, is sponsored by a client or that invests in a client, whereas all immediate family members in permitted employment positions are allowed, with safeguards, to participate in client-sponsored health and welfare plans.
Byline: Only immediate family members are allowed to share villas, an official from Dubai Municipality has clarified.
One in four children do not regard their fathers as part of their immediate family, according to a survey published today.
When male chimps did cooperate with immediate family members, they almost always chose a maternal brother.
Immediate family members of the DAV national organization employees are now eligible to receive a scholarship.
Each student got to buy a gift for themselves and presents for their immediate family.
Giving away too much of the plot would ruin some of Volver's delicious surprises: Penelope Cruz stars as a hardworking woman who has to cope not only with loss in her immediate family but also with what appears to be the ghost of her late mother (Carmen Maura).

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