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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
References in classic literature ?
Your granddaughter I have had the honour of seeing before; my service to you, miss.
Now, if your pretty granddaughter --excuse me, miss--will condescend to take care of this pipe for two months, we shall save the cost of one next time.
inquired the old lady of one of her granddaughters, in a very audible voice; for, like many deaf people, she never seemed to calculate on the possibility of other persons hearing what she said herself.
The situation is very sad because my granddaughter has a whole family she has never met.
Contempt of court proceedings were brought by Derbyshire Council, which is responsible for looking after Mrs Danby's now 19-year-old granddaughter.
The trendy senior turns 65 while the granddaughter 15 this year.
Her boss Joanne Strain told the hearing: "After going upstairs with the resident and her granddaughter, Mrs Thomas came back down and spoke to me.
Then they came to know that the money was stolen by Jillian, their own granddaughter, 27 and her boyfriend.
A former farmer from central China's Hunan province, he travelled to Shanghai for the first time to appear on television with his granddaughter.
Jean Dimmock, aged 62, who worked at Templars Primary as a cleaner and dinner lady for many years, carried the torch designed by her granddaughter Iona, who goes to the school.
The man, 53-year-old Francis Pitt, took his granddaughter on a hunting trip on Tuesday.
She said: "When Social Services placed my granddaughter with me, she was 11 and had had a very difficult time.