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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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They are, respectively, members of the CCP, entrepreneurs in rural industry, and leaders of kinship groups.
Although as larger kinship groups the Balochis and Farzana's clan were not in any hierarchical relationship, within the immediate context of the village, the Balochis were not as powerful, in terms of political connections and land holdings, as the Channa landlords addressed honorifically as Jams.
The kinship wheel provides a number of visual diagrams towards understanding how individuals are related to others within their kinship group.
One is that there is virtually no middle ground between a democracy-destroying "Presidential Government" (as he characterizes the current system in the United States) and democracy-enhancing informal, cooperative arrangements centered in families, kinship groups, and local associations.
But in addition to suggesting that the individual realizes her full potential only within the supporting bonds of a strong kinship group (no matter how unconventionally that group might be defined), the conclusion to The Color Purple also addresses the vexing question posed by the Olinka Adam narrative: Is progress in race relations possible?
1989 Kinship Group and Patrilineal Executives in a Developing Nation.
13), and prefers for it "residential kinship group.
What made a powerful man (jumbe) was in part membership in a recognized (but rather loosely defined) kinship group, part religious prestige, part having a large array of clients, slaves, and other followers.
In section one, Tapper stated that he was going to use the term tribe as a synonym of taifeh, a kinship group of some four hundred people in a distinct territory, who form the basic building block of the Shahsevan confederacy.
Kinship groups have an interestingly sophisticated system of group insurance, essentially committing to pitching in to help make good on costly misbehavior by their relatives.
The book concludes in a most affecting way, offering many selections from Nez Perce family photo albums: kinship groups in Western attire and Native regalia, horse parade ceremonies, Nez Perce veterans of World War I, and tribal members at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.
Membership of patrilineal kinship groups was no longer of importance, at least for the women.