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first family

1. A family having high social status, often because of descent from the first settlers of a place.
2. also First Family The family of the chief executive of a city, state, or country.
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first′ fam′ily

1. a family having the highest or one of the highest social ranks in a given place.
2. (often caps.) the family of the president of the U.S. or the family of the governor of a state.
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