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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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Loving Mother of Paul and Lisa, fond mother in law of Ryan, step mother to Donna and Susan and a cherished nana of Tia, Lola, Ryan and Kayden, Olivia, Owen and Jasmine.
He further told that the politicians' behavior towards Nowshehra Kalan was like step mother and they ignored the developmental works of the region.
According to reports Garne's step mother Wilma would beat him, and as punishment for perceived wrongdoings would force the late actor to wear a dress in public, calling him 'Louise'.
com/exclusives/2014/02/bruce-jenner-sons-admit-identity-crisis/) Radar Online , and added that they blame their step mother for these changes.
BBC1's Midlands Today presenter Joanne Malin won boos and hisses as she excelled as Snow White's evil step mother Queen Evelyne and won cheers for her tap dancing.
Residents of the area have complained that CDA is behaving like a step mother with sector I-14 as basic living facilities are also unavailable here, while people also face difficulties for construction of their houses.
Police investigating the case and officials at the Interior Ministry believe the four-year-old sustained severe bruising and third party inflicted burns, at the hands of her step mother, Fathia Al-Jubahi and her father Salim Mohammed Al-Jubahi.
In Kumily in Idukki district, a five-year-old boy is fighting for his life after extended and extreme torture by his father Sherif and step mother Aleesha.
SIR - Thirty-six years ago when I was 14, I heard my father slap my step mother hard across the face.
Two judges in the UAE national security court laughed after a defendant insisted on showing them holiday snaps of him enjoying time with his step mother.
Farzana, a motherless girl, committed suicide on Wednesday night after consuming poisonous chemical (Malathion), after she could not bear the frequent beatings from her step mother and step siblings, said director of women affairs, Nasima Arzu.
In Chak 153 Northern of Sargodha Samar Hayat gunned down his step mother Ruqia over domestic disputes.