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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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The Family Jewels reveals her as an honest treasure, with a flair for the dramatic, but don't get too used to it.
At the same time, given the ups and downs of Bulgaria's economy in the past 20 years, Bulgarians wanting cash quickly often resorted to pawn shops, to trade in everything from family jewels, television sets, motor vehicles and even real estate.
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.
Among the recipients, Holme Valley Sharing Memories Group has received pounds 6,155 for its Family Jewels project to decorate a new family room in Brockholes Junior and Infant School.
The threat of a full-blown recession is persuading more and more businesses to cash in the "family jewels" rather than struggle through another period of hardship and uncertainty, according to lawyers.
He said at his Plymouth home: "When it happened I was pinned to the car - I thought it had mangled my family jewels.
Known as the "family jewels," the file was drawn from the memories of CIA officers who responded to inquiries from White House and congressional investigative panels in 1973.
The declassified documents were dubbed the CIA's "family jewels," denoting the importance of their secrecy.
"For a branded company like us, it is a tough decision to [hand over Unilever's] family jewels," says Norman Clubb, president and COO of Unilever Foodsolutions North America.
the family jewels? Cinderella can't relate anymore.
I bought Family Jewels when it came out, and the first DVD is wonderful; kids wanting to start a band should watch that.
If you look at what sells it is design, and design carries the family jewels of the company.