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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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One would like to know what the lawmakers expected them to do; there were families that had no possible means of support except the children, and the law provided them no other way of getting a living.
These three families, together with the many extinct genera on the several lines of descent diverging from the parent-form A, will form an order; for all will have inherited something in common from their ancient and common progenitor.
All the many forms, extinct and recent, descended from A, make, as before remarked, one order; and this order, from the continued effects of extinction and divergence of character, has become divided into several sub-families and families, some of which are supposed to have perished at different periods, and some to have endured to the present day.
By looking at the diagram we can see that if many of the extinct forms, supposed to be embedded in the successive formations, were discovered at several points low down in the series, the three existing families on the uppermost line would be rendered less distinct from each other.
As we possess only the last volume of the geological record, and that in a very broken condition, we have no right to expect, except in very rare cases, to fill up wide intervals in the natural system, and thus unite distinct families or orders.
The money that was raised helped 17 families send their children to camp this summer.
The first line of research provides evidence that families, across a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, can assist middle school students to manage their homework.
Sreenivasan's and Indrani Chatterjee's essays address these questions explicitly, bringing about some brilliant insights into how local narratives, both in what they silenced and in what they expressed, shaped how families understood and represented themselves.
To ensure healthy birth outcomes for low-income families, this program expanded Medicaid eligibility, to pregnant women with incomes of up to 185% of the federal poverty level (the federal mandate was 133%).
Each model is described, including assessment and intervention techniques appropriate for working with children, adolescents, and their families when giftedness and learning disabilities and other disabilities are part of the context.
Families are one of the fundamental units of society and are the building blocks of social structures and organizations in every culture.
Numerous African American families have struggled for generations with persistent poverty, especially in the inner city.

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