extended family


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extended family

n.
A family group that consists of parents, children, and other relatives, often living in close proximity.

extended family

n
(Sociology) sociol anthropol a social unit that contains the nuclear family together with blood relatives, often spanning three or more generations

extend′ed fam′ily


n.
a kinship group consisting of a married couple, their children, and various close relatives.
[1940–45]

extended family

A family group which consists of parents and children and other relatives living together or in close contact. The extended family is larger than the nuclear family.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extended family - a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relativesextended family - a family consisting of the nuclear family and their blood relatives
family, household, menage, home, house - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
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If you keep it in mind, everyone should be able to sign up at least one extended family member, know a DAV member who has not joined the Auxiliary, or know a family member of a DAV or Auxiliary member who has not yet joined.
Every year the company conducts many Employee Engagement initiatives such as Annual Day celebrations, participation in sports activities in the city, creative workshops etc; for associates and the extended family to enable them to creatively collaborate amongst their peer group while at work and beyond.
It said his extended family owns an empty villa at the South China Sea in Hong Kong, with an estimated value of 31.
In fact, if it weren't for Rabbi Dan at Temple Judea Extended Family would have never known about the Yablon family.
In addition, 10% have had to provide more support to their extended family and friends in recent years than they did previously.
The role of the extended family in women's risk of intimate partner violence in Jordan, Social Science & Medicine, 2010, 70(1): 144-151.
Parents must notify the council if their child is to live with friends or extended family members for more than 28 days.
The black women leaders in the study live and work within the shared unique contexts of Zimbabwe; therefore, their extended family experiences are analyzed within the appropriate Zimbabwean power hierarchies based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and class.
A spokesman for S4C said Baaas, which centres on an extended family of all-singing, all-dancing multi-racial sheep, aims to "give youngsters a taste of a wide range of musical styles while also placing a strong emphasis on family interaction as well as green themes".
Pressure from his extended family, especially from a pregnant Mrs.
For years, Somogyi's extended family and neighbors drove her two hours between New Jersey and Manhattan.

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