family
fam·i·ly /'fam-lē, 'fa-mə-/ n pl -lies
1: a group of individuals related by blood, marriage, or adoption
2: a group of usu. related individuals who live together under common household authority and esp. who have reciprocal duties to each other
◇ The interpretation of the word family in a law context depends upon the area of the law concerned (as contract or zoning law), the purpose of the document (as a statute or contract) in which it is used, and the facts of the case. Often for zoning purposes, the occupants of a group home are considered a family if the organization is like that of a family or if the home is going to be a permanent rather than a transitional residence for the occupants.
fa·mil·ial /fə-'mil-yəl/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

family
I (common ancestry) noun ancestry, antecedents, birth, blood connection, clan, common extraction, common forebears, common lineage, common parentage, consanguinity, descent, dynasty, ethnic group, ethnicity, extraction, filiation, folk, genealogy, house, kin, kindred, kinship, kinsmen, line, line of ancestors, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, people, same line of descent, same strain, sept, stirps, stock, strain, tribe II (household) noun brood, domestic circle, domestic establishment, familia, family unit, home circle, issue, offspring, progeny associated concepts: adoption, curtesy, dependent, domestic relation, dower, Family Court, family law, family purpose doctrine, head of household, heirs, next of kin, surviving spouse III index affiliation (bloodline), affinity (family ties), ancestry, bloodline, derivation, descendant, domestic (household), house, household (domestic), household, issue (progeny), kindred, kinship, lineage, next of kin, offspring, origin (ancestry), parentage, paternal, posterity, progeny, race, relative, succession

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


family
n.
A group of people related to one another by blood and marriage, often sharing a common ancestor; the unit consisting of parents and children; for insurance purposes, the people who live with and are dependent on an insured person.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


family
A group of people related by consanguinity or affinity.
Category: Divorce & Family Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


family
n. A group of individuals who share ties of blood, marriage, or adoption; a group residing together and consisting of parents, children, and other relatives by blood or marriage; a group of individuals residing together who have consented to an arrangement similar to ties of blood or marriage.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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