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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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Contributors analyze photographs that develop family or community narratives; examine the literary uses of the photograph; look at how immigrants to America used photographs to maintain relations with those who remained in the old country; consider the different types of family albums; and analyze how photography informed the works of artists Christian Boltanski and Ilya Kabakov.
A spokesman said: "All types of family pets will be covered, including cats, birds, equestrian, fish, reptiles and other small caged exotics.
The IFB believes that if there is a particularly onerous definition of business assets, then investment into certain types of family business could become significantly less attractive.
Moreover, one wonders if the ways in which the particular types of family and gender performances that were produced in South Asia might illuminate other "histories of relatedness," as Chatterjee so evocatively calls them.
The model indicates two types of family leisure patterns, core and balance, that families use to meet needs for both stability and change (Zabriskie & McCormick 2001).
The Agency listed 21 different types of family life arguing that the reality now is many families are not based on marriage.