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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It supports the development of comparative and evidence-based policies and programmes aimed at promoting the preservation of the Arab family unit, as well as offering analysis to help alleviate the problems they face.
During her appearance on "( Good Morning Britain ," the Duchess of York opened up about her parenting style and said that she and Prince Andrew have always been a family unit. Even as kids, Ferguson said that she made a decision to never hide anything from her daughters, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie.
"We have seen a record-shattering surge in the arrival of family units, with more than 161,000 family unit apprehensions and inadmissibles," it said.
"Smugglers and traffickers understand our broken immigration laws better than most and know that if a family unit illegally enters the U.S.
Very few health professionals can truly understand the disruption a child's admission to an intensive care unit can have on a family unit's health.
Jeddah, Ramadan 17, 1436, Jul 4, 2015, SPA -- A resolution on Protection of the Family that warns of the "increasing vulnerabilities" facing the family unit was adopted yesterday, 3 July 2015 at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The family unit, as you put it, is evolving, not being destroyed.
A full investigation has been demanded into how a family unit failed to notice a baby had 21 rib fractures and broken knees.
The key thing about this project is that it helps disadvantaged children by helping to reunite the family unit. Anyone who has got children realises the importance of that family unit and the stability that it brings.
The pair is seen almost daily as a family unit in the romantic Italian city, where Jolie is filming "The Tourist" with Johnny Depp.
His wife Kelly thanked staff at the hospice for allowing them to be a family unit in his last weeks.