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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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Yesterday Paul Ayre, service manager for Middlesbrough Council's sport and leisure service, said there had been a "steady" stream of people through the doors with "a lot of interest" in family memberships.
8220;The Gateway Family YMCA is honored to be able to give back to those who serve by providing the free family membership.
Send your answer on a postcard or sealed envelope along with your name, address and daytime telephone number, to: Family Membership Golf Quiz, Sports Desk, Huddersfield Examiner, Pennine Business Park, Longbow Close, Bradley Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1GC.
Tuition rates are competitive with reduced family membership subscriptions and discounts for seniors.
Benefits of the system that are listed on the website include "increased convenience of being able to process all family applications at once, proof of family membership and more secure identity for family members".
A FREE three-month family membership is up for the taking in a competition being launched on the Caerphilly county council Leisure Lifestyle website.
Last year we announced the Senior Family membership level, launching it just in time for the holiday season.
Amelia receives a family membership, pounds 50-worth of museum vouchers and tickets to next year's dinosaur exhibition.
In addition the carrier's frequent flyer programme has been renamed Falcon Flyer and offers members bonus miles, guaranteed seats, priority baggage handling, half miles redemption and family membership.
This pattern of results shows that when we see a face, we compare it to an average face for that gender, allowing us to pick out only the face cues that tell us about family membership while disregarding the irrelevant gender cues," explained Griffin.
The prize is a three-month family membership (family membership allows two adults plus their children - proof of relationship may be required) at a UK David Lloyd club of their choice (excludes Chelsea and Notting Hill Harbour clubs).
A prize draw is being organised with the chance to win a National Trust family membership, a Regency Chalford hamper Roger Pike, regional sales and marketing manager for McCarthy & Stone said: "We've noticed a great deal of excitement about the Royal wedding at our developments, so we felt it was only right to share that excitement with our visitors.