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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 complainant then approached the police and lodged a complaint about the disappearance of her granddaughter. After knowing that the matter had been reported to the police, the suspects, including the husband of the woman, informed the complainant that her granddaughter had been traced and was with them.
"She is his only granddaughter and he wants to kick her out on the streets, which is tragic."
After her father split up with this woman, the tales turned out to be true - she said she had never liked my granddaughter.
Well, my granddaughter works as a teaching assistant but, unlike him, I would never dream of condemning his granddaughter and her colleagues for the wonderful and important work they do.
COULD someone from the medical profession please give me an explanation and a definition of the word "viral?" My granddaughter, who is four, woke up on Saturday morning crying that she had a sore throat.
The alleged incident occurred in Ty Gwynno Care Home in Pontypridd, in front of the granddaughter of the elderly dementia sufferer.
Canadian grandparents expressed their forgiveness to their granddaughter who reportedly stole $110,000 or all their retirement savings.
YESTERDAY I was in town with my daughter-in-law and granddaughter, who was pushing my wheelchair.
Summary: A Chinese grandfather has become the unlikely face of his granddaughter's female clothing line.
THE 74-year-old man who shot at a youth he held responsible for his teenage granddaughter's death was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison by the Larnaca Criminal Court yesterday.
VILLA legend Peter Withe is a proud grandad - despite getting the name of his new granddaughter wrong when he broke the news on Twitter.
A FORMER cleaner was cheered on by Coventry pupils as she carried an Olympic torch made by her granddaughter.