famille

famille

(famij)
n
(Ceramics) a type of Chinese porcelain characterized either by a design on a background of yellow (famille jaune) or black (famille noire) or by a design in which the predominant colour is pink (famille rose) or green (famille verte)
[C19: literally: family]
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The conseilles de famille is a beautiful and wise provision of the national code, and aids greatly in maintaining that system of patriarchal rule which lies at the foundation of the whole social structure.
{conseille de famille = council of relatives, supervised by a judge, that supervised the care of minors in France; cure = priest}
Suppose you come out to-morrow at six and dine with us, en famille; and then if the ladies can't amuse you afterward I'll stand in with a few games of billiards."
A greater experience than Philip's would have guessed from these words the probabilities of the encounter: the distinguished writer invited to luncheon en famille, the governess coming in sedately with the two tall girls she was teaching; the introduction:
"Her brother is the chef de la famille, as they say; he is the head of the clan.
Telemachus and Pisistratus are evidently dining en famille.
C'est au nom du Code de la famille, entre en vigueur il y a 15 ans, que les femmes et les filles continuent de subir de grandes injustices en violation flagrante des dispositions de la Constitution de 2011, au contenu avance, indique une etude de l'Association democratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), presentee, mardi a Rabat.
Famille rose is characterized by an opaque, glassy, white enamel used as the base for colouring garments or flower petals.

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