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nuclear family

n.
A family unit consisting of a child or children living with two parents who are married to each other, especially when all live under the same roof.

[From nuclear, basic, cardinal, central.]
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nuclear family

n
(Sociology) sociol anthropol a primary social unit consisting of parents and their offspring. Compare extended family
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nu′clear fam′ily


n.
a social unit composed of father, mother, and children. Compare extended family.
[1945–50]
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nuclear family

A family group of just parents and children living together or in close contact without other relatives.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nuclear family - a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner
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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Translations
kjarnafjölskylda
kärnfamilj

nuclear family

nfamiglia nucleare
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However, spouses from polygamous marriages who are not already on EU territory, should not be granted right of unity.As for the nuclear family, Member States would be obliged to grant them entry and residence.
A cursory scan of the relevant legal literature reveals that, to qualify as a religion for tax exemptions, a group should be (a) incorporated and (b) claim a membership larger than a single nuclear family. It helps, too, if the group boasts accessories like "sacrament, ritual, [and] liturgy," and meets regularly for some purpose other than to discuss its progress toward achieving tax-exempt status.
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