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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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And Mr Lucey is very clear on what living in the new property will be like for the new owners, saying: "This is a fantastic opportunity to live in a large family home that provides space, comfort and a beautiful garden in the centre of the best place to live in Wales.
She adds that in a large family, everyone has to pull their weight and learn how to share, accommodate, and do without.
Asked by NBC's Ann Curry how an only child ended up with 14 children of her own, Suleman said: "That was always a dream of mine, to have a large family, a huge family.
It's called Life With The Large Family and is a hefty nine-episode disc that's packed with fun and adventure.
Deborah said: "I always wanted a really large family as the love you get back is tremendous.
Therefore, the sidekick passed along more of his genes in the large family produced by a brother teammate than he would have passed by courting alone.
Fun Facts: Came back from a broken neck, biggest professional skater of all time, from a large family of skaters, inventor of the alley-oop 50-50 to lipslide to Smith, aka the disco lip
but through it all Robin persevered and found them the perfect home for their now very large family.
Like the spoiled child in a large family, he doesn't have to do much: He gets to be an exquisite surface while everybody else does the work for him.
Webb stated that the military pays a soldier with a large family more than a soldier with a small family.
As David Levine argued, parish officials who provided family allowances were simply responding to the increased population of the late eighteenth century and the fact that men could not earn enough to provide for a large family.

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