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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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Nevertheless, despite the evolving attitudes regarding alternative family arrangements, there are those who question alternative families and believe that the traditional family or nuclear family remains the best for raising children.
If true, two-thirds of the tripartite plan noted above would be realized: there would be no capitalism and no nuclear family, but, alas, what used gently to be called 'the position of women' would make the Religious Right in the US look like flaming socialists.
In an article published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences lead author Dr Wolfgang Haak of the University of Adelaide said: "By establishing the genetic links between the two adults and two children buried together in one grave, we have established the presence of the classic nuclear family in a prehistoric context in Central Europe - to our knowledge the oldest authentic molecular genetic evidence so far.
Rick Santorum that liberals want to "pulverize" the nuclear family and discourage economic self-sufficiency, that they are hostile to work and ordinary morality.
Few feminists would have gone that far, but many were convinced that marriage existed for the benefit of men and that the nuclear family must be destroyed.
Opt out of the nuclear family or convert it into the Factory.
But the nuclear family itself is a rather recent phenomenon: go back a couple more generations and "traditional family" meant an extended set of relatives covering three or more generations.
The protection of the nuclear family unit and the respect of elders in commandment number 4 is just that, number 4.
Bring back the nuclear family as the centre of our society and these problems would disappear.
As a result, she may have improved the health of not just one nuclear family, but many others in their extended family and community, by establishing an effective therapeutic relationship based on trust.
1983) will remember well his willingness to appreciate and absorb what were very recent shifts in the historical treatment of the society of Renaissance Florence from an emphasis on individual and nuclear family structures to one on class, corporate ties, and extended kinship obligations.
It seems that the nuclear family wants a home that is all their own and the townhouse is the lowest cost for the largest amount of square feet.

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