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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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Each of FIVE readers will scoop a fine foods hamper, a year's family membership of English Heritage and a foldaway picnic rug.
Gay couple Mark Jeason and Martin Murdick said January 23 that they might move out of the Detroit suburb after the local community center refused to offer them a family membership because riley "don't fit the definition of a family.
Eastern Catholic parishes generally count their family membership in tens or hundreds, not thousands as most Roman Catholic parishes do.
Thirty percent of those with personal or family membership in a union knew that all unions do not have the right to strike while only 21% of respondents with no direct union membership in the immediate family correctly answered that question.
FAMILY membership covers all persons living at the one residence.
For example, he said, the Via Verde Country Club family membership was part of his compensation package.
She and her husband Stephen, with their two small children, had a family membership with ACF, and Karlene was a personal advocate for an environmentally aware lifestyle.
share resources, responsibilities, goals, and values should be considered a family and receive those benefits accorded families by society; that marriage should not be denied two people of the same gender wishing to make a legal commitment to each other; and that society is strengthened not by restricting marriage and family membership but, rather, by encouraging the greatest possible participation in marriage and family;
THE Simpsons aren't known for their genteel manners, so when they apply for family membership of a posh country club, there are a few eyebrows raised.
Except for self-service huts, membership in DNT is not required, but it's more convenient to join (about $18 per person per year; family membership available), either by mail at the address below, at the DNT office in Oslo, or at a staffed hut.
Registrants can also adult children on their family membership who are up to age 26 if they are enrolled in a college or trade school, or any age if the adult child is medically disabled.
There are seven more sleeps till eligible Queensland families can enjoy a free 12-month family membership to Playgroup Queensland, she said.