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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 use of family selection to directly select on life span appears to be a successful alternative to selection on age at reproduction in producing significant differences in longevity among lines.
Overall, family selection tends to be more effective at identifying genotypes that have significant potential to affect quantitative traits (KIMBENG; COX, 2003).
Five families have qualified to be included in the Family Selection Lottery, which will take place at 6:30 p.
The pick includes Family Selection Semillon/ Chardonnay 2009, pounds 5.
The family was advanced with no additional within family selection and selected in 1995 ([F.
The family selection process is under way for a home that will be built next door to the Fitzgerald House on Flittner Circle Road.
This market-driven product offering further enhances Mentor's Elite(TM) silicone gel product family selection in Europe and complements the low height, Contour Profile(R) Moderate Plus Gel breast implant which was approved in Europe in March 2004.
Family selection is based on need, willingness to partner and the ability to pay a mortgage.
Ross was developed by three cycles of recurrent half-sib family selection for increased seed yield and lodging resistance from OMF58, a heterogenous, open-pollinated population.
Though many volunteers love the outdoor and construction work, the nonprofit organization needs volunteers to work on family selection, fund raising, public relations, site selection and church relations.
We all know the feeling of working for something that is your own,'' said Karla Alltizer, chairwoman of Habitat for Humanity's family selection committee.

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