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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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Two new types of family ticket, trialed successfully this season will be introduced for the 2011/12 Season.
Three types of family measures were used in this study: ratings of service adequacy, satisfaction with the family-professional partnership, and family quality of life.
The IFB believes that if there is a particularly onerous definition of business assets, then investment into certain types of family business could become significantly less attractive.
The article clarifies the criteria for constructing the types of family and discusses the social integration of kinship foster children on their basis.
Moreover, one wonders if the ways in which the particular types of family and gender performances that were produced in South Asia might illuminate other "histories of relatedness," as Chatterjee so evocatively calls them.
The model indicates two types of family leisure patterns, core and balance, that families use to meet needs for both stability and change (Zabriskie & McCormick 2001).
The Agency listed 21 different types of family life arguing that the reality now is many families are not based on marriage.
VATICAN CITY -- Speaking June 3 to a group of bishops from central and western India, Pope John Paul II decried attempts to impose "morally unacceptable" types of family planning and reproductive health measures on Asian countries.