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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-systems treatment looked at the manifestations of conflict within and upon the entire family unit, with cognitive strategies developed to use language when appraising and interpreting the family dissolution, along with cognitive strategies of using language to appraise and interpret the conflict that precedes classroom misbehavior.
The lack of agreement between head injury survivors and informants for the Parental, Family Unit, and Marital scales is notable.
Ms Lyndsey added: "While my family unit is more unusual than most, we still celebrate Mother's Day like most families and the children always give me hand-made cards, which really means a lot to me.
Each of the shelter's new family units will have two bedrooms, a bathroom and closet space.
The positive end of the continuum, called bonadaptation, is characterized by (a) positive physical and mental health of individual family members, (b) the continued facilitation and promotion of individual member development, (c) optimal role functioning of individual members, (d) the maintenance of a family unit that can accomplish its life-cycle tasks, and (e) the maintenance of family integrity and sense of control over environmental influence.
She is specialising in family law and has joined CMHT's specialist family unit.
Instead, lesbians are branded as the enemy of the family unit simply because we refuse the traditional roles of women.
81-253 held that, ordinarily, no minority shareholder discount was allowed on transfers of shares of stock between family members if, based on the family members' interests at the time of the transfer, corporate control (either majority voting control or de facto control through family relationships) existed in the family unit.
The reference design is targeted for GPON CPE markets for Single Family Unit (SFU) ONT as well as Optical Network Units (ONU) for fiber to the Building/Curb (FTTB/FTTC) applications.
As the population increases in age and the family unit is geographically separated, the WellNestTM wearable will provide an opportunity to use technology in a way that creates meaningful connections between those taking care of loved ones.
Everything in her life revolved around the family unit.