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    Definition:
    Family - (v. t.) The collective body of persons who live in one house, and under one head or manager; a household, including parents, children, and servants, and, as the case may be, lodgers or boarders.
    Family - (v. t.) The group comprising a husband and wife and their dependent children, constituting a fundamental unit in the organization of society.
    Family - (v. t.) Those who descend from one common progenitor; a tribe, clan, or race; kindred; house; as, the human family; the family of Abraham; the father of a family.
    Family - (v. t.) Course of descent; genealogy; line of ancestors; lineage.
    Family - (v. t.) Honorable descent; noble or respectable stock; as, a man of family.
    Family - (v. t.) A group of kindred or closely related individuals; as, a family of languages; a family of States; the chlorine family.
    Family - (v. t.) A group of organisms, either animal or vegetable, related by certain points of resemblance in structure or development, more comprehensive than a genus, because it is usually based on fewer or less pronounced points of likeness. In zoology a family is less comprehesive than an order; in botany it is often considered the same thing as an order.
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    Subfamily - (n.) One of the subdivisions, of more importance than genus, into which certain families are divided.
    Superfamily - (n.) A group intermediate between a family and a suborder.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Family - n. (pl. -ies) 1 set of relations, esp. Parents and children. 2 a members of a household. B person's children. 3 all the descendants of a common ancestor. 4 group of similar objects, people, etc. 5 group of related genera of animals or plants. in the family way colloq. Pregnant. [latin familia]
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    Extended family - n. Family including relatives living near.
    Family allowance - n. Former name for *child benefit.
    Family credit - n. (also family income supplement) regular state payment to a low-income family.
    Family man - n. Man who has a wife and children, esp. One fond of family life.
    Family name - n. Surname.
    Family planning - n. Birth control.
    Family tree - n. Genealogical chart.
    Nuclear family - n. A couple and their child or children.
    Royal family - n. Family of a sovereign.

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