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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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the family and extended family of Auxiliary members who are not otherwise eligible for membership.
Given the absence of a viable governmental social welfare or social security system in Zimbabwe, extended family becomes the primary source of economic, social and other support.
The African American tradition of extended family served as only a modest stopgap for Ricochet's family.
The difficult economic situation of most of the Palestinian population and the rest of the Arab world contributes to institutionalizing the extended family pattern in modern times as in the past.
Anchored in community, immigrants know something about extended family ties, the value of community, and the importance of preserving a cultural heritage while contributing to the new society.
Analysis showed that, though families often acknowledge extended family members as part of their support network, there frequently existed a lack of involvement of extended family and even immediate family in the daily lives of persons with disabilities.
A case in point is the often-cited hospital frustration with patients who have large groups of extended family visiting.
We adore the extended family in the abstract; Madison Avenue has counted on our warm feelings for decades to sell Ritz crackers and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Even thought the individual's actual family may participate in the group, the extended family nature of the group bolsters other existing support.
Orlando World Center Marriott Resort boasts ample space for the extended family with the Two-Room Package now available through September 28, 2007, from only $329(a) per night.
com)-- Jaylen Castillo, a four-year-old boy who lost his mother earlier this year in a car accident, has received a grant from Extended Family designed to help him move forward with his education.

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