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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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Such naked ambition informs much of The Family Jewels.
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The elder statesman Harold McMillan had warned of the dangers of privatisation, which he compared to selling the family jewels.
I was lucky I got the family jewels out of the way," said American international Hercus, whose 71st-minute penalty gave Llanelli victory and a booked a place in the final against Wasps - 22-17 conquerors of Leicester - at Twickenham on April 9.
PRINCE Charles has been ordered to keep bride-to-be Camilla away from the family jewels.
So basically, she can only defend herself with a public defender, while he gets away with the family jewels and her 50 percent of community property.
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Her band have just released their debut album, The Family Jewels, and the hype machine has rolled around her like a tight vest with comparisons to last year's hot tip Florence + The Machine - and look where she is now.
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