family

(redirected from extended family)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to extended family: Joint family

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Inviting extended family members in therapy may help in reducing the rejection of the husband to collaborate with the therapist.
FGC in Hawaii (called 'Ohana Conferencing; 'Ohana is the Hawaiian word for extended family and/or supportive networks) was implemented as a pilot project in November 1996 as the result of collaboration between the Family Court in Honolulu and the Department of Human Services (DHS).
And they maintain contact with extended family members over quite long distances.
However, not surprising is that besides dealing with cramped personal space, the worst part of living with extended family is more arguments and bickering, says 40 percent of respondents with parents moving in and 31 percent of those who anticipate adult children moving back home.
Utilization differences between cultural groups have been attributed to various factors including a general mistrust for all public service systems and a preference for utilizing in-group, community-based resources (Wright, 1988), and a view that disabilities are undesirable and better handled within the extended family network (Chan et al.
Brown's capable novel is a laugh-out-loud look at how a family tries to reconcile their memories with their father's secret life; negotiate who sits in the front pew with the family; and try to avoid being ripped-off by funeral home owners, all while supporting bereaved friends and extended family.
The specific social roles were investigated using the Social Adjustment Scale (SAS) of Weissman and colleagues (1974, 1976, 1978), and included Work, Social and Leisure, Extended Family, Marital, Parental, and Family Unit roles.
Along for the adventure are Scott's extended family, son Charlie (ERIC LLOYD), ex-wife Laura Miller (WENDY CREWSON), her husband, Neil Miller (JUDGE REINHOLD) and their daughter, Lucy (LILIANA MUMY) who together with head elf Curtis (SPENCER BRESLIN), foil Jack Frost's crafty scheme to control the North Pole.
This journey to find out what she truly does want, now that her immediate wishes have been granted, takes her to India, where she meets her extended family, is reunited with Pinky, and slowly feels more integrated, not just different.
It's just like an extended family,'' Rosa Mendoza said.
He has been blessed with an extended family that instinctively steps in to give each other what they need, when they need it.

Full browser ?