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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.

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Allowing extended family members to interfere in my family crisis is like exposing my family secrets.
* the family and extended family of Auxiliary members who are not otherwise eligible for membership.
Nevertheless, the participants accounted experiencing unique challenges in the private sphere, most of which were related to the obligations imposed by the extended family kinship system as it operates in most Zimbabwean settings.
Stevenson (1995) described how the civil rights movement and the larger sociopolitical sensitivities led to a revisionist perspective that celebrates the female-headed household, extended family, and fictive kin traditions as cultural adaptations indicating the strength of the African American family (see particularly Billingsley, 1992; Gutman, 1976; Hill, 1971; Stack, 1974).
* Charter with friends or extended family to reduce per-person rates.
Shot against the backdrop of a dazzling desert sunset, the wistful film tracks Pfeiffer's ethnically diverse extended family during the course of the shoot, capturing just the tops of the their heads at the bottom of the frame, while the sky slowly dims.
I can see where he got [his courage]." (Valdora was referring to O'Neal's police detective father; he explained that this relationship made O'Neal an "extended family member.")
When Tolkien was just 8 years old, his mother decided the family should be received into the Roman Catholic Church, a decision that estranged them from both sides of their extended family. Four years later his mother died of diabetes.
Firth's son, whom he adopted in Haiti and raised as a single father, is now living with his extended family.
If he successfully opposed abortion and the child was born, several options would be available such as outside adoption or some form of absorption into the family or the extended family. If on the other hand, he successfully opted for abortion, then everyone concerned would have to live with the consequences, which, in the case of the pregnant daughter, would add injury to insult.

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