family NOUN (pl. families) 1) a group consisting of two parents and their children living together as a unit. 2) a group of people related by blood or marriage. 3) the children of a person or couple. 4) all the descendants of a common ancestor. 5) all the languages derived from a particular early language. 6) a group united by a significant shared characteristic. 7) Biology a principal taxonomic category ranking above genus and below order.
ADJECTIVE designed to be suitable for children as well as adults.
in the family way — Cf. ↑in the family way
DERIVATIVES familial adjective.
ORIGIN Latin familia 'household servants, family' , from famulus 'servant' .

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  • familial — familial, iale, iaux [ familjal, jo ] adj. et n. f. • v. 1830; lat. familia 1 ♦ Relatif à la famille en général. La cellule familiale. Planning familial. Allocations familiales : aide financière de l État aux personnes qui ont des enfants. 2 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Familial — Студийный альбом Филипа Селуэя …   Википедия

  • familial — FAMILIÁL, Ă, familiali, e, adj. Care aparţine familiei (1), privitor la familie; destinat familiei. [pr.: li al] – Din fr. familial. Trimis de LauraGellner, 25.10.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  FAMILIÁL adj. v. casnic. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • familial — adj. 1. relating to or having the characteristics of a family; as, children of the same familial background; familial aggregation. [WordNet 1.5] 2. tending to occur among members of a family, usually by hereditary transmission; familial traits.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • familial — from Fr. familial, from L. familia (see FAMILY (Cf. family)). Meaning hereditary is from 1900; family like is from 1903 …   Etymology dictionary

  • familial — familial, ale (fa mi li al, a l ) adj. Néologisme. Qui est de la famille, qui a rapport à la famille (dans le langage de la science politique). Organisation familiale. Liens familiaux. •   L intervention de l État dans le gouvernement de la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • familial — [fə mil′yəl, fəmil′ē əl] adj. [Fr: see FAMILY & AL] of, involving, or common to a family …   English World dictionary

  • familial — adjective Etymology: French, from Latin familia Date: circa 1900 1. tending to occur in more members of a family than expected by chance alone < a familial disorder > 2. of, relating to, or suggestive of a family < has familial ties to the area > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Familial — Famille Pour les articles homonymes, voir Famille (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • familial — /feuh mil yeuhl, mil ee euhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a family: familial ties. 2. appearing in individuals by heredity: a familial disease. [1895 1900; < F; see FAMILY, AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • familial — fa|mil|i|al [fəˈmıliəl] adj [only before noun] formal connected with a family or typical of a family = ↑family ▪ familial obligations ▪ familial relationships …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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