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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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Family selection for growth performance based on the whole full-sib family level will be a strategy in [F.
59 and the dark, spicy De Bortoli DB Family Selection Shiraz SE Australia, on sale at PS5.
A nondiscriminatory policy of family selection is in place at all affiliates, and neither race nor religion is a factor in the selection process.
Its Family Selection chardonnay 2011 is classy and well-balanced with crisp citrus and stone fruit characteristics.
Hertz, world's leading general use car rental brand, has launched the Hertz Family Selection at all major airports and downtown locations in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The company is also offering a Family Selection range of car models as part of its new initiative.
Members of Habitat's Family Selection Commit-tee will assist those at the meeting in filling out an application.
Other packaging reduction efforts include removing the outer sleeve on the retailer's 'basics' own-brand chilled ready meals (lowering the amount of packaging used by 34%), and in the basics family biscuits selection the company uses 70% less packaging than in its alternative 'core' own brand family selection.

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