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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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So this Nobel Prize winner who was convinced he belonged to the "fa- voured white race" in fact had a great-grandparent from the African "unfavoured race", a blood relative who after enforced migration, arrived on the other side of the Atlantic.
But she realised he had no idea what his great-grandparents had done before they retired.
A police spokeswoman said: "Isabella May Crump fell into the pool at the villa home of her great-grandparents on Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs Watts, 50, from Penclawdd, Gower, was four when she served her first portion of cockles at the market while helping her great-grandparents.
The gas chamber victims were two great-grandparents on the side of Italian foster mum Silvia, and a sister of his grandparents.
TRC Commissioner Wilton Littlechild noted that these children are about the same age as their grandparents and great-grandparents were when they were put into residential schools across Canada.
For all the pictures of William and Harry in baseball ca ps, tumbling out of nightclubs and attending football matches, all their friends come from the same circles as their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
com - RITA RUSHWORTH Searching for news of my great-grandparents I AM looking for information on my great grandparents John Thomas and Elizabeth Anne Wood.
THE Barrow Cadbury Trust (Mike Olley's article "Cadbury loses local roots", Birmingham Mail November 16) was established bymy great-grandparents to advance their philanthropic wishes as Quakers and humanitarians.
Second cousins have the same great-grandparents as you, but not the same grandparents.
My great-grandparents lived just down the road from my grandparent's farm and I thought it was so wonderful that family could live so close to each other.
Likewise, the same person has four sets of great-grandparents, eight sets of great-great grandparents, sixteen sets of great-great-great grandparents--and so on.