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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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Jenny said: "What a delight for great-great grandma Pam to meet her great-great grandaughter Rosie.
Susan adds: "We thought if Queen Victoria's grandaughter had a special cake to mark her wedding, then it would Continued be nice to reinvent the Battenburg cake to mark 30
But Alex Fitzgerald, defending, said Cook (pictured), who no longer drives, went out in the car on two occasions because she had genuine reasons to believe that her grandaughter, a victim of violence in the past and who went out jogging late at night, might be in some peril.
At the time of Doreen's death, my grandaughter (Doreen's greatniece), was at an American Air Force base in Colorado on a sixweek visit, as a university student sponsored by the RAF.
Jean's grandaughter Iona is pictured immediately behind her, Ava Proom, also her grandaughter, is pictured to her right
My seven-year-old grandaughter loves reading out the weather forecast with Sean Batty on STV.
But his mum became suspicious when she saw one of the cameras and found it contained photos of her daughter and grandaughter.
Your loving son Graham, Julie and grandaughter Jemma
Phillip and his partner Lesley had been looking forward to the birth of their new grandaughter when they discovered they were the latest winners of the Chronicle's grab-a-grand competition.
AN OAP has given his 13-year-old grandaughter her first ever car - but she can't drive it for 22 years.
Our darling grandaughter, Molly Jane Robson, lost one year ago today.
His passions was riding his Harley Davidson and driving his Mustang, as well as spending time with his grandaughter.