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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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The Family Jewels reveals her as an honest treasure, with a flair for the dramatic, but don't get too used to it.
A special section is devoted to the CIA's alleged "domestic" activities, including the Family Jewels file which reveals an internal investigation of the agency as a whole.
He said the secret missions detailed in the family jewels "ranged from the cockamamie to quite sinister.
If you look at what sells it is design, and design carries the family jewels of the company.
About 100 people are expected to bring in more than pounds 1,000 by taking part in the Save the Family Jewels walk around Sunderland's East End and Hendon in aid of testicular cancer.
We want a quality squad and I have outlined what I would like to do - but I'm not saying risk the family jewels
Thief (singer-actress Sammi Cheng), but, when he gets wind of her (obviously venal) match with momma's boy Steve (Carl Ng), he decides to swipe the family jewels himself in a playful game of one-upmanship.
For her escape, in an uncanny foreshadowing of her future career, she stitched the family jewels inside Irene's hat and muff.
They have spent the family jewels to try and get back up because the lure of the Premiership is so great.