family unit

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: unit - primary social groupfamily unit - primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
kin group, kindred, kinship group, clan, kin, tribe - group of people related by blood or marriage
mates, couple, match - a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
man and wife, married couple, marriage - two people who are married to each other; "his second marriage was happier than the first"; "a married couple without love"
child, kid - a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
parent - a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
sib, sibling - a person's brother or sister
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81-253 held that, ordinarily, no minority shareholder discount was allowed on transfers of shares of stock between family members if, based on the family members' interests at the time of the transfer, corporate control (either majority voting control or de facto control through family relationships) existed in the family unit.
The reference design is targeted for GPON CPE markets for Single Family Unit (SFU) ONT as well as Optical Network Units (ONU) for fiber to the Building/Curb (FTTB/FTTC) applications.
Everything in her life revolved around the family unit.
Karriem said this "forthright book" exposes the covert means and ways this society has used the black woman to destroy the black man in their interpersonal relationships, thus bringing about instability and incompatibility which will ultimately destroy the black family unit.
The Wayans Brothers grew up as a very close family unit and have a strong sense of compassion for children and their parents.
Our child-welfare system should have the flexibility to provide appropriate and timely services to California's children, whether it is placing them with a foster family or providing services to maintain the family unit,'' said bill sponsor Assemblywoman Judy Chu, D-Monterey Park.
By coming into the gym every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, they're scheduling an evening as a family unit, too.
Festival officials believe the family is the most important human dynamic, and honors the family unit as the most central and important element in the storytelling process.
Family counselor Sharon Carter says sometimes families think they're involved, but in reality the parents aren't spending quality time with their children, which drives the latter to join a family unit they can identify with.
Leveraging off the success of the BL2338 for the Single Family Unit (SFU) market, we were able to optimize the design and allow our customers to develop MDU and MTU solutions with the same software platform.
The Pampered Chef Family Resiliency Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign provides a world-class facility, research, community programs and educational grants dedicated to the study and practice of strengthening the family unit.