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family

Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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My great-grandfather never talked about it and a lot of it got forgotten about.
Euphonium player Micah Parsons with a picture of his great-grandfather Henry Nichols
He also tracked down letters my great-grandfather had written, so it was amazing to see them and his handwriting.
I never had the chance to personally know, or garden beside, my Great-Grandfather Oscar.
His good fortune is almost beyond comprehension in comparison to the hardships his great-grandfather, Patrick McCann, endured in the grim grip of real-life poverty.
IT is great to read that the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham's gem and reputedly home to some of the world's most skilful jewellers, is still a hive of activity (Mail, February 5) as it was when my great-grandfather Hugh Heinrick (born 1852) worked in his small workshop in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter at 37 and a half Great Hampton Street from the 1870s.
After his family line came to America, Romney's great-grandfather, Miles Park Romney, became the first of Romney's ancestors to practice polygamy, and had four wives and 30 children.
Her great-grandfather, Charles Edward Cotton, was one of the first doctors to practice in Cowansville.
The former world heavyweight champion has accepted an invitation to see the birthplace of his great-grandfather in Ennis, Co Clare, on September 1.
The life of one of TV's most successful women could have been radically different if it hadn't been for her entrepreneurial Welsh great-grandfather.
Jeff Lassen, the fourth-generation owner of Louis" (pronounced "Louie's"), says his great-grandfather invented the hamburger when he sandwiched steak trimmings between two slices of bread.
Although his company is new, Rios isn't a stranger to this industry, as his great-grandfather, grandfather and father all have roots as tobacco and coffee growers in the Dominican Republic.