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 (stĕp′făm′ə-lē, -făm′lē)
n. pl. step·fam·i·lies
A family with one or more stepchildren.


(ˈstɛpˌfæmɪlɪ; ˈstɛpˌfæmlɪ)
n, pl -lies
a family created by a second union in which there are stepchildren or step-parents


(ˈstɛpˌfæm ə li, -ˌfæm li)

n., pl. -lies.
a family composed of a parent, a stepparent, and a child or children by a previous marriage.
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The girl, who went to report the case to a Larnaca district police station accompanied by her mother, claimed that her step father was threatening her not to say anything to her mother or her brother.
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Correlational analysis of data obtained using the questionnaires in the group of adolescents from families with a step father permits the following interrelations to be identified (Table 2).
Jude currently has three children with his ex-wife Sadie Frost and is step father to her eldest son.
I have been a step father since my daughter was one year old and she does not see her biological father.