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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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Many people in a blended family are familiar with the idea of "child support" in the context of a marital breakdown.
Also included in the blended family of the church were all those non-Jews who were traditionally regarded as beyond the pale of God's saving concerns.
In fact, Shimberg says, there are many benefits to being in a blended family, including new step-siblings.
One of the reasons for the success of the Hamiltons' blended family is the fact that, they say, they treat all the children the same.
Billingham, who is in a blended family himself, suggests there is no magic timetable for success.
To create a healthy blended family, adults must reconcile with their loss and face the fact that this second family only exists because of a tragic loss.
Children are bound to be entertained by the enchanting illustrations and endearing story of how the Badgers and Foxes join to form a blended family.
Secrets of Successful Blended Families is for any new stepmother who wants to succeed at building a strong blended family, and comes from two stepmothers who discuss strategies to help women blend two families into a unit.
The Perfect Raisin & Pretzel Cousins Club" is a new story of a blended family experience.
It's late August in this first instalment, and cameras observe the Barry-Powers blended family in Cardiff, as mum Louise struggles to meet the culinary demands of five children.