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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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Although the family jewel documents are revealing, Kornbluh is more concerned about what's not there.
To Helms, the Senate and House inquiries amounted to a "ransacking" of the CIA's family jewels by publicity-hungry lawmakers.
Wedding rings and family jewels were commonly removed from one wife to adorn another, "newer" wife as each new bride joined the patriline; see Klapisch-Zuber, "Griselda Complex," esp.
Rather, they claim that briefs hold the family jewels too close to your body, raising test testicular temperatures and frying the sperm.
Jade and family Jewels of the succulent world, jade plants earned their name from the beautiful sheen of their thick, dark green leaves.
OTCBB:DUSS) - Dussault Apparel[TM] Founder and Head Designer Jason Dussault is pleased to announce that he will be on the television series Gene Simmons Family Jewels on Sunday, July 27, 2008.
SI allegedly couldn't help reaching out and touching Handsome Hunk's family jewels at an event.
It is not quite in the same class as some of the family jewels that are knocking about, but it is the closest I am ever going to get.
Thus, when a man is brave and would stand by his convictions despite the consequences, he is said to have "balls" which is also called nuts or family jewels.
The couple impressed the producer of A&E's Gene Simmons Family Jewels so much he developed a show for them.
This, since you ask, is a celebration of the time of year when young bulls and rams are deprived of their family jewels, which are then fried and eaten as a delicacy known as prairie oysters.
Ref Jim McCluskey was away sorting out a free-kick and Jason was at it so I swung around and crunched him in the family jewels.