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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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A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity) on Tuesday said Buhari, expressed sorrow on the death of Madam Rekiya Momoh Bello, the step mother of Yahaya Bello, the Governor of Kogi State.
They were on the view that last year, they had paid custom duty on import of lambs from Afghanistan and this year they were ready to pay import duty on import of the sacrificial animals but ironically the authorities concerned imposed ban on its import that was a step mother behavior to them.
The fact that you are blaming your step mother and yourself for this death is the result of the guilt you feel.
Survived by loving husband: Steve; beloved sons: Steven and Dillon; father and step mother: Dennis and Karen Raffaelli; siblings: Wendy, Joni, Lisa, Michael and David Raffaelli; mother and father in law: Ron and Lorraine Palewski; brother and sisters in law: Dave (Debbie) Palewski, Sue (Chuck) Eberle, Debbie Diamond and Chrissy (Dave) Etters, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and her dedicated caregiver: Rose Vega.
Speaking to getwestlondon from Romania, Paula said: "Five years ago we were living in London and my step mother was working as a housekeeper at a hotel.
Gujranwala -- An adopted son has shot dead his step mother and two sisters in Khanai, Kamoke to grab her 8 acre of land.
The children's mother, Helen Atieno, had gone to church and left them in the care of their step mother and grandfather.
While thousands years old Pashto language has been treated as a step mother by the rulers of Pakistan, Mian Iftikhar regretted.
239-RB got infuriated when his step mother Memona Zahid exchanged harsh words with him over some domestic dispute.
Changes in Bruce's appearance, which include sporting longer hair and fingernails, began to be more evident after Jenner announced his split from Kris Jenner, a source told ( Radar Online , and added that they blame their step mother for these changes.
She is also survived by her niece, Rachel; step mother Frada, and half siblings, Levi and Johanna.
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.